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April 9, 2016 Fatality - Preliminary Report

Accident Report: Fatality Reference

Preliminary Report Overview

On April 9, 2016, Bryan Ortiz, Hydromet Electrowinning Operator I, age 25, was seriously injured when he was electrocuted by an energized flange on the electrolyte return line. Ortiz was instructed to prime a pump in the area and was found incapacitated kneeling in electrolyte solution with his head contacting an energized flange. Ortiz died of his injuries on April 10, 2016.