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Fatality #3 - March 24, 2017

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Bonito Pit, New Mexico
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Controller: Kayla Kersey; Dale Armstrong
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Incident Date: March 24, 2017 - 8:30pm
Time of Death: March 27, 2017 - 9:06am

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:

Darwin Bratcher, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 214.767.8401

Preliminary Report

Victim exited his personal flat bed truck, which was left running in 6th gear, to turn off the genset(diesel generator) on Friday (3/24/17). Prior to ascending the steps to the diesel generator, it appears the flat bed truck moved forward and pinned him against the genset building. The victim was found on Monday (3/27/17) and pronounced dead at the scene. 

Fatalgram

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On March 24, 2017, the victim exited his personal flatbed truck, which was left running in 6th gear, to turn off the genset (diesel generator). Prior to ascending the steps to the diesel generator, it appears the flatbed truck moved forward and pinned him against the genset trailer. The victim was found on Monday, March 27, 2017, and pronounced dead at the scene