August 15, 2019 Fatality
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:
O’neal Robertson, Lead Investigator:
A contract electrician was working inside a fire suppression system's electrical panel when he contacted a 120V cable and was electrocuted. 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.
MSHA MINE FATALITY – On Friday August 15, 2019, a 44-year-old contract electrician with 10 weeks of mining experience was electrocuted when he contacted a 120V cable while working inside a fire suppression system's electrical panel.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Underground Salt Mine
Fatal Electrical Accident
August 15, 2019
M.C. Electric LLC (Z2V)
Morgan City, Louisiana
Cote Blanche Mine
Compass Minerals Louisiana, Inc.