Fatality Reports

MSHA investigates each mining fatality and prepares the following documents to alert the mining community and prevent similar occurrences.
• Fatality Alert - describes the accident and lists best practices that may have prevented it
• Preliminary Report - initial report with brief description
• Final Report - investigative findings, including root causes and enforcement actions

Some deaths on mining property are determined to be unrelated to mining activity and are not included in MSHA’s fatality statistics - See recent “non-chargeable” fatalities:

  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Woodland Plant, Burlington, NJ
    Mine Controller: William Clayton
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Arepet Industries, Bexar, Texas
    Mine Controller: Ruben Garza; Ceasar F Saenz
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Sand industrials NEC
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Chilton Inc, Cowlitz, Washington
    Mine Controller: Chilton Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Sand & Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: HJ Hove, Riverside, California
    Mine Controller: Robar Enterprises Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed & Broken Basalt
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Gravel Pit, Wright, Missouri
    Mine Controller: James S. Peterson
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Cisco Mine, Murray, Georgia
    Mine Controller: Carmeuse Holding SA
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Crushed Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Electrical
    Location: Hudson Sand Mine, Peach, Georgia
    Mine Controller: Curt B Jamison
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Sand Common
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: PLANT 2, Chase, KANSAS
    Mine Controller: Warren W Harshman
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Fast Pak Crusher, Maricopa, Arizona
    Mine Controller: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Plant 1, Maricopa, Arizona
    Mine Controller: Gary Curtis
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Hand Tools
    Location: Bluff City Minerals, Madison, Illinois
    Mine Controller: Fred Weber, Inc.
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Crushed Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Handling Material
    Location: Enon Sand &Gravel, Clark, Ohio
    Mine Controller: James P JurgensenII; Jacqueline J Alf; Jason R
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Newark Aquisition , LLC, Beauregard, Louisiana
    Mine Controller: Mark LaBorde; Kevin A Cook
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Sand, Common
  • Accident Classification: Handling Material
    Location: Patterson Road, Allegan MIchigan
    Mine Controller: CRH PLC
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Federal No 2, West Virginia
    Mine Controller: Patriot Coal Corporation
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Brush Valley, Pennsylvania
    Mine Controller: J Clifford Forrest III
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)

    Rescission Date:  August 5, 2020
    MSHA’s Chargeability Review Committee reviewed the death certificate, autopsy report, medical information, and MSHA's accident investigation findings and determined that the miner died from natural causes.  The  fatality is not chargeable to the mine operator.

  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Tehachapi Plant, Kern, California
    Mine Controller: Heidelberg Cement AG
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Cement
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Portable Crushing Dept 415, Clinton County, IA
    Mine Controller: Manaco Corporation
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Marshall County Mine, Marshall County, WV
    Mine Controller: Robert E Murray
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Hoisting
    Location: Holcim (US) Inc. Holly Hill Facility, Orangeburg County, SC
    Mine Controller: LafargeHolcim Ltd
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Cement
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: EP Engineered Clays Corporation, Hinds County, MS
    Mine Controller: USS Holdings Inc
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Clay Ceramic Refractory Mnls
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: ArcelorMittal Minorca Mine Inc, St Louis County, MN
    Mine Controller: ArcelorMittal USA LLC
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Iron Ore
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
    Location: #1, Floyd, Kentucky
    Mine Controller: Harold E Akers: Jim D Akers
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Electrical
    Location: American Eagle Mine, Kanawha County, WV
    Mine Controller: Blackhawk Mining LLC
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Cardinal Mine, Hopkins County, KY
    Mine Controller: Alliance Resource Partners LP
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
    Location: Enlow Fork Mine, Consol Pennsylvannia
    Mine Controller: CONSOL Energy Inc
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Other
    Location: Premium Sandstone Quarry, Palo Pinto, Texas
    Mine Controller: Joel Taylor; Michael Ruff
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Sandstone
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Scrubgrass Fuel Handling Facility, Venango County, PA
    Mine Controller: Falcon Power LLC; Aspen Scrubgrass Participant LLC
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Electrical
    Location: Cote Blanche Mine, Iberia County, LA
    Mine Controller: Compass Minerals International Inc
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Salt
  • Accident Classification: Electrical
    Location: South Hollow Prep Plant and Loadout, Kanawha County, WV
    Mine Controller: Blackhawk Mining LLC
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)

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