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Fatality #1 - January 25, 2018

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Stripping #1, Iowa
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: CRH PLC
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Incident Date: January 25, 2018 - 2:42pm
Time of Death: January 25, 2018 - 2:42pm

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:

Thaddeus J. Sichmeller, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 218.720.5448

Preliminary Report

The victim was hauling material from the pit to a stockpile, in a Volvo A40G articulating haul truck. The victim drove through a berm, dropping approximately 20 feet into a ice covered pond. The cab of the truck was completely submerged under water.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On January 25, 2018, an articulated haul truck travelled through a berm and into an ice covered pond, submerging the truck’s cab.  Rescuers utilized divers and tow trucks to pull the submerged truck from the pond and recover the victim.