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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

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:

Curtis Roth, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 205.290.7297

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. 

Fatality Alert

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.