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March 15, 2023 Fatality

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Fort Pierce Mine, St Lucie, Florida
Mine Controller: Vulcan Materials Company
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Incident Date/Time: March 15, 2023 01:15 pm

A miner was operating an excavator along the bank of a water-filled pit when it fell into the pit and submerged.

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 15, 2023, a miner drowned when the ground sloughed causing the excavator he was operating to topple into a water-filled pit.  The excavator became submerged in approximately 25 feet of water.