May 18, 2021 Fatality
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.
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.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Fatal Machinery Accident
May 18, 2021
Madisonville Mining, LLC (B5045)
Nyrstar Tennessee Mines, Strawberry Plains LLC
New Market, Jefferson County, Tennessee
ID No. 40-00168