December 3, 2019 Fatality - Preliminary Report

Accident Report: Fatality Reference: 
Preliminary Report Overview: 

A contractor was servicing the Alimak elevator at the fourth level of the pre-heater tower. The contractor was on top of the elevator an a mine employee was inside the elevator assisting. The person inside the elevator heard a clicking sound and the elevator started a downward descent. The contractor on top of the elevator received crushing injuries when the elevator moved.

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