Fatality #15 - December 19, 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:
Curtis Roth , Lead Accident Investigator
The victim was a Wash Plant and Front-end Loader Operator and was using a front-end loader to load sand into the loading feed hopper. The victim apparently got off the front-end loader and appears to have been trying to retrieve two 55 gallon drum lids and entered or fell into the hopper and became engulfed in the sand.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On December 19, 2016, a 62-year old Front-end Loader Operator with 6 years of mining experience was fatally injured at a sand and gravel surface mine. The victim was engulfed by sand when entered a hopper to remove a blockage.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Surface Nonmetal Mine