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Fatality #7, #8 - June 03, 2016

Accident Classification: Inundation
Location: Harmony Mine & Mill , Mississippi
Mine Controller: Heyward C Green
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Incident Date/Time: June 3, 2016 12:00 pm

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:

Christopher Hensler, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 218.720.5448



A haul truck operator and a hyraulic excavator operator were working below a pond whe nthe pond's embankment broke enegulfing both miners. Miners were recovered several days later.


METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On June 3, 2016, a 24-year old haul truck operator, with 9 months of experience, and a 56-year old hydraulic excavator operator, with 6 years of experience, were killed at a sand and gravel operation.  The two miners were working in a pit next to an abandoned roadway embankment, which partially bound an old pit.  Waste clay and sand had been placed in the old pit for reclamation purposes.  The embankment failed and the tailings and slurry engulfed both miners.