English | Spanish

Fatality #11 - August 3, 2017

Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
Location: Deserado Mine, Colorado
Mine Type: Coal
Controller: Deseret Generation & Transmission Co-operative
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date: August 3, 2017 - 1:30am
Time of Death: August 3, 2017 - 3:23am

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:

Tain Curtis, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 435.637.3051

Preliminary Report

On August 3, 2017, a miner was fatally crushed while he was dismantling a metal structure used to supply water to the fine coal filter at the preparation plant.

Fatality Alert

COAL MINE FATALITY- On August 3, 2017, a 32-year-old miner with 6 years of mining experience was fatally crushed while he was cutting one end of a metal beam.  He was dismantling a metal structure at a preparation plant when the beam fell on him.