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October 1, 2021 Fatality

Accident Classification: Handling Material
Location: Ovyn #1 Pit, Taylor, Wisconsin
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Dennis Ovyn
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Incident Date/Time: October 1, 2021 - 12:00am

Preliminary Report

A miner entered a surge bin to free stuck material. The material collapsed and engulfed the miner. 

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 October 1, 2021, a 25-year-old miner was fatally injured when he entered a surge bin used as a feed hopper and was engulfed by material.

Final Report

FAI-6904313-1

UNITED STATES 
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION 

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION 
Surface 
(Sand and Gravel) 

Fatal Handling Material Accident 
October 1, 2021 

Ovyn #1 Pit 
Dennis Ovyn Trucking Inc 
Withee, Taylor County, Wisconsin 
ID No. 47-03016 

Accident Investigators 

Duane Hongisto