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March 12, 2021 Fatality

Accident Classification: Handling Material
Location: Dredge Chesterfield, St Louis, Missouri
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: David J Bangert
Mined Material: Sand Common
Incident Date/Time: March 12, 2021 (All day)

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: 
Nicholas Dunne​, Lead Investigator:  
Phone: 270-821-4180

Preliminary Report

The victim was attempting to insert a safety pin into a hole in a barge spud. The pin was partially inserted into the collar of the hole as the spud continued to lower into the spud well. The victim was struck in the face by the cantilever action of the safety pin.

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 March 12, 2021, a miner was fatally injured while attempting to insert a steel pin into a spud beam.