Fatality #2 - March 08, 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:
Joseph Summers, Lead Accident Investigator
At approximately 22:50, a search began for a haul truck when the truck and driver failed to return for a load. At 23:06, the victim was found in the cab of the haul truck at the bottom of the embankment, 60 feet below the dump point. The victim was found unresponsive and partially submerged in water. CPR was attempted, but the victim was not able to be resuscitated.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On March 8, 2016, a 54-year old miner with 5 years of mining experience was killed at a surface sand and gravel operation. The miner backed his haul truck over a dump site and the driver was found at the bottom of the embankment, 60 feet below. The victim was found unresponsive and partially submerged in water.