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May 16, 2023 Fatality

Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
Location: San Miguel Lignite Mine, Atascosa, Texas
Mine Controller: North American Construction Group, LTD
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Coal (Lignite)
Incident Date/Time: May 16, 2023 11:15 pm

A miner died when the material from a spoil pile slid, engulfing the bulldozer he was operating and causing it to roll over onto its side.

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 May 16, 2023, a bulldozer operator died when a spoil pile slid and engulfed the bulldozer he was operating. At the time of the accident, the bulldozer operator was repairing a ramp used to access water pumps in the pit.