March 12, 2021 Fatality
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:
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.