September 1, 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:
Robert A Dreyer, Lead Investigator:
The victim was opening and closing hatches over the tractor-trailers in a loadout facility. The victim stepped down onto the top of a trailer from an elevated platform and then realized the tractor-trailer was not properly situated to be loaded. The victim then tried to gain access back to the elevated platform but fell to the concrete floor. The victim was wearing fall protection but was not tied off.
MINE FATALITY – On September 1, 2020, a miner died when he fell while attempting to close a hatch on the top of a bulk material trailer. The miner was wearing a fall protection harness but his lanyard was not attached to a secure anchorage.