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March 22, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Drowning
Location: Wisconsin Proppants, Jackson, Wisconsin
Mine Controller: Athabasca Minerals Inc
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Sand industrial NEC
Incident Date/Time: March 22, 2022 09:45 am

A miner died when the floating pump platform he was working on capsized, trapping him under water.

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 March 22, 2022, a 44 year-old heavy equipment operator drowned after the floating pump station he was standing on capsized.  At the time of the accident, the miner was assisting a co-worker in connecting a water discharge line.