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December 13, 2021 Fatality

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Whitestone Mine #4, Pickens, Georgia
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Imerys S A
Mined Material: Crushed Broken Marble
Incident Date/Time: December 13, 2021 - 9:00am

Preliminary Report

A miner was found entangled in the drill of a roof bolting machine.

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 thecause of the accident.

Fatality Alert

MINE FATALITY – On December 13, 2021, a miner was fatally injured when he became entangled in the drill steel of the roof bolting machine he was operating.   

Final Report

FAI-6915008-1

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION 
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

Underground

(Marble)
Fatal Machinery Accident

December 13, 2021
Imerys Carbonates USA, Inc

Whitestone Mine #4
Marble Hill, Pickens County, Georgia
ID No. 09-00047
 

Accident Investigators
Randall Dickerson

Mine Safety and Health Inspector
Kevin Hardester