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October 1, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: R J Valente Grafton Quarry, Rensselaer, New York
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Roderick J Valente
Mined Material: Crushed Broken Stone NEC
Incident Date/Time: October 1, 2022 - 8:05am

Preliminary Report

A miner died while he was removing a haul truck engine with a crane. The engine was being lifted with the crane when the auxiliary line broke, causing the hook and ball assembly to fall and strike 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, 2022, a miner died while using a crane to remove a haul truck engine.  The auxiliary line broke, causing the hook and ball assembly to fall and strike the miner.