Fatality #7 - May 13, 2019 (Under Review)

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Gold Bar, Eureka County, NV
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Rob McEwen
Mined Material: Gold Ore
Incident Date/Time: May 13, 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: 
Thomas Ramussen, Lead Investigator:  
Phone: (707) 447-9844

Preliminary Report

A Caterpillar 777D haul truck was ascending the Cabin Pit Haul Road. The truck slowed and stopped and rolled backwards, over 300 feet, ran up a hill causing it to roll over once and coming to rest upright on its tires.

Fatality Alert

MSHA MINE FATALITY – On May 13, 2019, a 57-year-old truck driver with 12 years of experience was fatally injured when his haul truck rolled over. The haul truck was ascending a haul road when it slowed, stopped, and rolled backwards over 300 feet. The haul truck then ran up a hill, which caused it to roll over.