Fatality #8 - May 18, 2019
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:
Dwight Shields, Lead Investigator:
Phone: (214) 767-8401
Miner was using a man lift basket to clear a cone crusher stoppage at a height of 28 feet. The miner was wearing fall protection harness and a retractable lanyard but was not secured/tied off to the man lift basket. The miner was ejected from the man lift basket to the surface below.
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.
On May 18, 2019, a 34-year-old plant operator with 8 years of experience received fatal injuries when he was ejected from a man lift basket. The victim was tramming while elevated at 28 feet. The miner was wearing a fall protection harness with a retractable lanyard but it was not secured/tied off to the man lift basket.