August 27, 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:
Robert Dreyer, Lead Investigator:
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.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Fatal Lightning Accident
August 27, 2019
Premium Sandstone, LLC
Premium Sandstone Quarry
Gordon, Palo Pinto County, Texas
ID No. 41-04918
Mine Safety and Health Specialist