May 2, 2020 Fatality - Preliminary Report

Accident Report: Fatality Reference: 
Preliminary Report Overview: 

The victim entered the feed hopper through an access hatch near the bottom of the bin in an attempt to clear a blockage. The material remaining in the hopper slid down and engulfed the miner while he was working inside.

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.