Fatality #8 - June 12, 2015
This posting serves to provide a public notice to employees of the mine, employees of the mining company(s), employees of independent contractors with any connection to the mine, persons with any connection to the mine, and any person with information regarding the cause or contributing factors of this accident.
Please provide any information to:
Daniel F. Pullen , Lead Accident Investigator
The victim was assigned to make minor repairs on six haul trucks to prepare them for sale. When he completed repairs on the first truck, he started working on the second truck and needed a part from the mine's onsite scrap yard. Sometime during the repairs, the victim hit his head but continued to work. At approximately 1:00 p.m., the victim was found unconscious at the scrap yard. The victim was transported by EMS to a local hospital where he died the next day.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On June 12, 2015, a 66-year old contract service mechanic with 42 years of experience was killed at a sand and gravel surface mine. The victim reported to several witnesses that he had hit his head earlier in the shift and afterward was found unconscious. The victim was transported to the hospital where he died the next day.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Surface Nonmetal Mine
(Construction Sand & Gravel)
Striking or Bumping
June 12, 2015