August 27, 2019 Fatality

Accident Classification: Other
Location: Premium Sandstone Quarry, Palo Pinto, Texas
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Joel Taylor; Michael Ruff
Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Sandstone
Incident Date/Time: August 27, 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: 
Robert Dreyer, Lead Investigator:  
Phone: 214-767-8401

Preliminary Report

The victim was splitting and sorting rock in quarry when lightning was observed in the distance. The victim was in the process of seeking shelter for the second time that day when lightning struck the victim.
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

MINE FATALITY – A miner was splitting and sorting rock in a quarry when lightning was observed in the distance. The miner was seeking shelter when he was struck by lightning.