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July 28, 2021 Fatality

Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
Location: Boyd/Echols Mill North, Elbert, Georgia
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: David W Dye; Randy K Smith
Mined Material: Dimension Stone NEC
Incident Date/Time: July 28, 2021 - 12:00am

Preliminary Report

The victim fell while standing on a rock ledge trying to extract dimensional stone when the rock ledge broke off, causing the miner to fall approximately 30-40 feet. 

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 July 28, 2021, a miner was standing on a rock ledge to extract dimensional stone when a triangular section of the rock broke off, causing the miner to fall approximately 35 feet.