October 19, 2020 Fatality

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Swayback Quarry, Larimer, Colorado
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Rick Virgil
Mined Material: Dimension Sandstone
Incident Date/Time: October 19, 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: 
Thaddeus J Sichmeller, Lead Investigator:  
Phone: 303-231-5465

Preliminary Report

The plant operator was standing on the cross beam of a screening plant when he was struck by the bucket of an excavator, crushing the victim between the screening plant and the excavator bucket.

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