Fatality #9 - September 20, 2017
The victim received injuries resulting in a fatality when he was struck by falling material while inspecting the interior of a 300-foot vertical downcomer duct. The victim succumbed to his injuries the following day.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On September 20, 2017, a contractor was fatally injured while rappelling within a conditioning tower. The victim was examining the inside of a 300’ vertical conditioning tower when an object fell from above and struck him in the head. The victim was conscious and transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries the next day.