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November 17, 2021 Fatality

Accident Classification: Electrical
Location: East Coast Mines Ltd, Suffolk, New York
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: John B Tintle
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Incident Date/Time: November 17, 2021 - 3:15pm

Preliminary Report

A customer truck driver drove his truck with the truck’s tarping mechanism raised. The tarping mechanism contacted an energized overhead power line which energized the tarping mechanism and the truck. The customer truck driver stopped the truck. While exiting the truck, he contacted the energized truck and received a non-fatal electrical shock. When he tried to re-enter the truck, he was electrocuted.

Fatality Alert

MINE FATALITY – On November 17, 2021, a customer truck driver was electrocuted after the tarping mechanism on the trailer contacted a high-voltage overhead power line.  While exiting the cab of the truck, the victim contacted the energized truck and received a nonfatal electrical shock.  When he tried to reenter the cab of the truck, he was electrocuted.