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January 26, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Ouachita Rock Portable, Polk, Arkansas
Mine Controller: Danny Hansbrough
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Incident Date/Time: January 26, 2022 05:02 pm
PRELIMINARY REPORT

A front end loader operator went under a dump truck to resolve a park brake issue and was fatally injured when the tire of the dump truck rolled onto him. 

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 January 26, 2022, a dump truck rolled backward onto a 54 year-old miner while the miner was attempting to troubleshoot a brake issue.  The dump truck operator was unaware that the miner was under the truck when he released the parking brake, allowing the dump truck to roll backward.