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September 9, 2022 Fatality - Fatality Alert

Accident Report: Fatality Reference: 

MINE FATALITY – On September 9, 2022, a dredge operator drowned while working in a dredge pond.

Accidemt scene where a dredge operator drowned while working in a dredge pond
Best Practices: 
  • Make sure a competent person conducts workplace examinations before miners begin work to identify conditions that may adversely affect safety.
  • Make sure miners wear life jackets or belts where there is danger of falling into water.
  • Make sure miners maintain communication when working alone.
Additional Information: 

This is the 21st fatality reported in 2022, and the second classified as “Drowning.”