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Fatality #2 - March 14, 2017

Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
Location: Cottonwood #1204, Texas
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Trinity Industries Inc
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Incident Date/Time: March 14, 2017 - 5:30am

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:

Homer Pricer, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 214.767.8401


Preliminary Report

There were no witnesses to the accident. The victim, an independent owner/operator, appears to have walked behind the end-dump trailer while it was being raised and was engulfed by the sand as it came out in the excess dumping area. The truck had been loaded with 27.5 tons of concrete sand. Mine management became aware of the missing driver at approximately 10:45 am (CST) and began a search. Mine employees began digging in the pile of sand behind the truck and the victim was discovered at approximately 11:43 am (CST). 

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On March 14, 2017, an independent owner/operator truck driver, walked behind his raised end-dump trailer, while dumping his load and was engulfed by sand.

Final Report