August 26, 2020 Fatality

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Chilton Inc, Cowlitz, Washington
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Chilton Inc
Mined Material: Sand & Gravel
Incident Date/Time: August 26, 2020 (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: 
Joel L Dozier, Lead Investigator:  
Phone: 707-447-9844

Preliminary Report

Two miners were preparing a mobile track mounted jaw crusher for shipping off site. The victim was removing wedges that secured the right hopper extension. When the wedge was removed the extension fell, crushing the victim.

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.