Accident Report: Fatality Reference
MINE FATALITY – On August 5, 2023, a piece of granite fell, striking two miners, killing one and seriously injuring the other.
- Examine work areas to identify loose ground or unstable conditions before work begins and as conditions change. Report hazards and do not work in unsafe conditions.
- Correct unsafe conditions or barricade areas to prevent access before beginning work.
- Consider mining methods that do not require miners to work or travel near the base of a highwall.
This is the 26th fatality reported in 2023, and the second classified as “Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind.”