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February 22, 2021 Fatality

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Immel Mine, Knox, Tennessee
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Nyrstar NV
Mined Material: Zinc
Incident Date/Time: February 22, 2021 - 12:00am

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: 
Ronald Caudill, Lead Investigator:  
Phone: 606-546-5123

Preliminary Report

The victim was crushed between a rail-mounted locomotive and an ore chute.

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 Feb. 22, 2021, a 26-year-old underground chute puller was fatally injured as a passenger of a rail-mounted locomotive when he was crushed between the deck of the locomotive and an overhead chute.