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Preliminary Report - Fatality #15 - December 29, 2017

Accident Report: Fatality Reference

Preliminary Report Overview

At Approximately 12:57 AM 12/29/2017 a 34 year old buldozer operator was fataly injured while removing overburden. The Caterpillar D-9 buldozer he was operating traveled over a 100 foot highwall and continued down the spoll bank coming to rest approximately 400 feet from the top of the highwall. The victim was ranspoted by health net and pronounced dead at the hospital.