Fatality #2 - March 14, 2017
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
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).