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Fatality #8 - September 5, 2017

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Emery Pit, North Carolina
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Controller: R G Kirkpatrick Sr.
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Incident Date: September 5, 2017 - 11:20am
Time of Death: September 5, 2017 - 11:20am

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:

Jeff Phillips, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 803.530.1004

Preliminary Report

The victim was performing maintenance on the short feed belt conveyor of the Old Kolburg Plant and became entangled in the tail pulley. 

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On September 5, 2017, a 20-year old plant operator with 23 weeks of experience was fatally injured at a sand and gravel mine. The victim was performing maintenance on a belt conveyor when he became entangled in the tail pulley.