July 29, 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:
Michael VanDorn, Lead Investigator:
A front-end loader operator was attempting to clear a buildup of sand from a stacker conveyor belt's tailpiece when his arm became entangled The victim was air lifted to a trauma center where he died a week later.
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 July 29, 2020, a miner was injured when his arm became entangled in a stacker conveyor belt. The victim was airlifted to a trauma center where he passed away a week later.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
(Construction Sand and Gravel)
Fatal Powered Haulage Accident
July 29, 2020
Fox Creek Aggregates
Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri
ID No. 23-02361
Michael R. VanDorn
Mine Safety and Health Inspector