Accident Report: Fatality Reference:
Preliminary Report Overview:
At approximately 6:15 p.m. on May 9, 2018, a 27-year old kiln technician with 32 weeks of experience was seriously burned while attempting to relight a rotary kiln. During the relighting, the kiln experienced a blowback and engulfed the victim in flames. The victim was airlifted to a regional burn center with serious burns. The miner passed away on May 28, 2018, due to injuries received in this accident.