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May 18, 2021 Fatality

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Young Mine, Jefferson, Tennessee
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Nyrstar Nevada
Mined Material: Zinc
Incident Date/Time: May 18, 2021 (All day)

Preliminary Report

A trailer carrying a diesel pump was being towed up an inclined roadway by a telehandler when the tow hitch suddenly broke. The trailer rolled down the roadway, striking a miner who was walking behind.

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 May 18, 2021, a telehandler was towing a trailer with a diesel pump onboard up an inclined underground roadway when the tow hitch suddenly broke. The trailer rolled down the roadway, striking and fatally injuring a contract laborer.