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April 9, 2023 Fatality

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: South Pittsburg Stone #2, Marion Tennessee
Mine Controller: South Pittsburg Stone Mine
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Dimension Stone NEC
Incident Date/Time: April 9, 2023 12:00 pm

The victim was mounting a haul truck tire on a rim when a rim locking ring dislodged and struck him, causing fatal injuries.

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 April 9, 2023, a miner died while mounting off road truck tires on rims.  The miner was in the process of mounting a tire on its rim when another tire’s outer lock ring dislodged, became airborne and struck the victim in the head.