November 8, 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:
William Whitby, Lead Investigator:
A bulldozer was pushing blasted rock from a bench down to a front-end loader. As the bulldozer backed up the slope, it veered to the right and over the edge of the highwall. The bulldozer rolled approximately 308 feet downhill and came to rest on its left side.
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 Nov. 8, 2020, a bulldozer operator was killed when his bulldozer backed over the edge of a highwall.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Fatal Machinery Accident
November 8, 2020
Smoky Valley Common Operations
Round Mountain Gold Corporation
Round Mountain, Nye County, Nevada
ID No. 26-00594