July 30, 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:
Matthew H. Mattison, Lead Investigator:
An injury occurred at this mine on July 30, 2019. While driving a front end loader to another location in the pit, the loader bucket came into contact with the ground causing the loader to abruptly stop. The force of the bucket striking the ground resulted in the unrestrained miner impacting the loader's windshield. The victim was transported to the hospital with blunt force trauma injuries. The injured miner had been undergoing treatment for his injuries when he developed aspiration pneumonia and died on January 8, 2020.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – A miner was operating a front-end loader when the front-end loader’s bucket contacted the ground, causing an abrupt stop that propelled the miner—who was not wearing a seat belt—into the windshield. He was transported to the hospital with head trauma injuries and developed complicationswhile undergoing treatment. He died on January 8, 2020.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
(Crushed, Broken Stone)
Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
July 30, 2019
Hinesburg Sand & Gravel Company Inc.
Home Pit and Mill
Hinesburg, Chittenden County, Vermont