Fatality #12 - September 8, 2016
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:
Jeff Phillips, Lead Accident Investigator
The victim was operating a Caterpillar 773E haul truck returning to the pit to be loaded with shot rock. The truck veered from the right side of the haul road to the left and traveled over a berm and over the highwall. The truck landed upside down approximately 200 feet below. The victim was found outside of the haul truck.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On September 8, 2016, a 58-year old Haul Truck Operator with 23 years of experience was killed at a granite mine. The victim was operating a Caterpillar 773E haul truck and was returning to the pit to be loaded with shot rock.