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October 19, 2020 Fatality - Fatality Alert

Accident Report: Fatality Reference

MINE FATALITY – On October 19, 2020, an excavator’s bucket struck a plant operator who was standing on the cross beam of a grizzly hopper screen.

Accident scene

Best Practices

•   Never swing buckets over work areas or operator’s compartments.
•   Maintain communication between equipment operators and miners on the ground.
•   Maintain control of equipment while it is in operation.
•   Train miners to safely perform their tasks.

Additional Information

This is the 22nd fatality reported in 2020, and the seventh classified as “Machinery.”