November 23, 2020 Fatality

Accident Classification: Electrical
Location: Houston Plant, Harris, TX
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: New Park Resources Inc.
Mined Material: Barite Barium Ore
Incident Date/Time: November 23, 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: 
John Powers, Lead Investigator:  
Phone: 214-767-8401

Preliminary Report

The victim was electrocuted while he was troubleshooting a disconnect box for classifier drive motor. The victim had the electrical disconnect box open and the main power supply was not de-energized.

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.

Fatality Alert

MINE FATALITY – On November 23, 2020, a miner was electrocuted while troubleshooting a disconnect box for the classifier drive motor. The victim had the electrical disconnect box open and the main power supply was not deenergized.