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August 1, 2021 Fatality

Accident Classification: Inundation
Location: Castle Valley Mine #3, Emery, Utah
Mine Controller: Patrick Peterson
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: August 2, 2021 12:00 am

A miner drowned in a flash flood. As the personnel carrier was being engulfed by water, the miner exited the vehicle and the water carried him away. 

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 August 1, 2021, a miner drowned during a flash flood while traveling in a personnel carrier to go to the mine portal.  The miner exited the personnel carrier as the floodwater engulfed the vehicle.  As the miner attempted to assist other miners, he was carried away by the floodwater.