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
(**Please be advised, when searching by Mined Material, a particular material might be listed more than once**)

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: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Sierra Ready Mix Quarry Site, Clark, Nevada
    Mine Controller: Summit Materials LLC
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Sand industrial NEC
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Immel Mine, Knox, Tennessee
    Mine Controller: Nyrstar NV
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Zinc
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Washington County Aggregates Inc, Washington, Missouri
    Mine Controller: Kelley C Silvey
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Hansen Pit, Salt Lake, Utah
    Mine Controller: CCI (Clyde Companies Inc)
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Red Dog Operations, Northeast Arctic, Alaska
    Mine Controller: Tech Resources Limited
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Lead-Zinc Ore
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Fords Branch Mine 1, Pike, Kentucky
    Mine Controller: Jerry Keith Mc Peek; Eric Mc Peek
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed Broken Sandstone
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
    Location: Avery Island, Iberia, Louisiana
    Mine Controller: Cargill Inc
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Salt
  • Accident Classification: Electrical
    Location: Houston Plant, Harris, TX
    Mine Controller: New Park Resources Inc.
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Barite Barium Ore
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: American Eagle Mine, Kanawha, WV
    Mine Controller: Sev.en Energy AG
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Smokey Valley Common Operations, Nye , Nevada
    Mine Controller: Kinross Gold Corp
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Gold Ore
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
    Location: Williamstown Mine #1, Dauphin, Pennsylvania
    Mine Controller: Scott B Kimmel
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Anthracite)
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Swayback Quarry, Larimer, Colorado
    Mine Controller: Rick Virgil
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Dimension Sandstone
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Columbia Quarry, Richland, South Carolina
    Mine Controller: Vulcan Materials Company
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed Broken Granite
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Cardinal, Hopkins, Kentucky
    Mine Controller: Alliance Resource Partners LP
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Mine #3, Bell, Kentucky
    Mine Controller: Douglas S Warriner; Michael A Blubaugh
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • 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: Machinery
    Location: Moore Quarry, Pocahontas, IOWA
    Mine Controller: Martin Marietta Materials Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed Broken Limestone NEC
  • 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: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • 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

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