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Fatality #9 - September 20, 2017

Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
Location: ARGOS ROBERTA PLANT, Alabama
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Controller: Cementos Argos S A
Mined Material: Cement
Incident Date: September 20, 2017 - 10:15am
Time of Death: September 21, 2017 - 11:25am

Preliminary Report

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.