Fatality #17 - June 15, 2018
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:
Lee B. Cruise, Lead Investigator:
EE was using man basket to exit from the shovel. W hile descending an arm on the man basket broke and the EE fell approximately 10-20 feet to the ground. EE was flown by helicopter to hospital - his condition remains critical.
The information provided in this notice is based on preliminary data ONLY and does not represent final determination regarding the nature of the incident or conclusions regarding the cause of the accident.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On June 15, 2018, a miner fell from a man basket when the weldment securing the basket to the shovel failed. The miner died of his injuries on June 27, 2019.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Open Pit Metal Mine
June 15, 2018
Freeport-McMoRan Chino Mines Company
Chino Mines Co. Mine
Grant County, New Mexico
ID No. 29-00708