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December 6, 2021 Fatality

Accident Classification: Confined Space
Location: Palm Beach Aggragates LLC, Palm Beach, Florida
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: PBA Holdings Inc
Mined Material: Crushed Broken Limestone NEC
Incident Date/Time: December 6, 2021 - 7:10am

Preliminary Report

The victim entered a pan feeder to remove a piece of angle iron. The angle iron prevented a gate, that was in a chute, from closing. Material from a surge pile above the chute fell through the open gate, into the pan feeder, and engulfed him.

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 December 6, 2021, a miner was fatally injured while he was working in a pan feeder under a chute.  While attempting to remove angle iron that blocked the chute’s gate from closing, he was engulfed by material that fell from a surge pile above the chute.  The victim died from his injuries on December 10, 2021.