August 15, 2019 Fatality

Accident Classification: Electrical
Location: Cote Blanche Mine, Iberia County, LA
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Compass Minerals International Inc
Mined Material: Salt
Incident Date/Time: August 15, 2019 (All day)

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: 
O’neal Robertson, Lead Investigator:  
Phone: 1-214-767-8401

Preliminary Report

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.

Fatality Alert

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.