August 18, 2020 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:
Charles Snare, Lead Investigator:
The victim entered the cone crusher to remove a blockage of material in the chute. While he was inside the cone crusher, material flowed from the chute engulfing his legs and lower
torso. He was extricated by the fire department and flown to the hospital where he died the next day.
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.
MINE FATALITY – On August 18, 2020, a miner was killed while attempting to clear a material blockage. The miner entered the cone crusher to begin work when the material shifted and engulfed him. He was extracted from the crusher and taken to a hospital, where he died the next day.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
(Construction Sand and Gravel)
August 18, 2020
Hi-Grade Materials Co.
Indio, Riverside County, California
I.D. No. 04-01854