Fatality #4 - April 9, 2016

Accident Classification: Electrical
Location: Freeport-McMoRan Safford Inc, Arizona
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc
Mined Material: Copper Ore NEC
Incident Date/Time: April 9, 2016 - 2:03pm

Public Notice

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:

Lee Hughes, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 303.231.5465


Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On April 9, 2016, a 25-year old plant operator with 4 years of mining experience was fatally injured at a surface copper ore mine. He was found unresponsive, kneeling with his face against a stainless steel flange that was connected to a high-density polyethylene pipe. The victim appeared to have received an electrical shock.

Final Report