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September 21, 2021 Fatality

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Bonito Pit, Valencia, New Mexico
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Robert Caldwell; Dale Armstrong
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Incident Date/Time: September 21, 2021 - 12:00am

Preliminary Report

A contract truck driver was found lying in front of his truck near the edge of the haul road. The truck was upright and in the opposite direction of the expected route of travel.

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 September 21, 2021, a 68-year-old contract truck driver with 20 years of experience was fatally injured while operating a haul truck.  The victim was found lying in front of his truck near the edge of a haul road.  The truck was upright and in the opposite direction of the expected route of travel