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December 6, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Viburnum #35 (Casteel Mine), Iron, Missouri
Mine Controller: Renco Group
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Lead-Zinc Ore
Incident Date/Time: December 6, 2022 01:45 am

A miner was operating a diesel tractor underground when the tractor hit a rib. The miner was thrown from the tractor and was crushed under a rear tire of the tractor.

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 December 6, 2022, a miner died when the diesel tractor he was operating struck a pillar.  The miner was thrown from the tractor and crushed under the rear tire of the tractor.