METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On June 13, 2018, a 65-year old truck driver with 4 years of experience was fatally injured when his truck traveled over a berm and into an impoundment of water. Divers recovered the victim in 20 feet of water.
This is the 5th fatality reported in calendar year 2018 in metal and nonmetal mining. As of this date in 2018, there were 4 fatalities reported in metal and nonmetal mining. This is the 3rd Powered Haulage fatality in 2018. There were two Powered Haulage fatalities during the same period in 2017.