Fatality #9 - June 27, 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:
Robert D. Seelke, Lead Accident Investigator
A Caterpillar D250E haul truck was positioning to dump a load of material near the edge of a highwall in order to build a ramp to the lower bench. The loaded haul truck rolled backwards over the 90 foot highwall.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On June 27, 2016, a 61-year old Mine Superintendent, with 24 years of experience, was killed at a limestone quarry. The victim was building a ramp to the lower bench, was positioning his haul truck to dump a load of material near the edge of a highwall, and rolled backwards over the 90 foot highwall.