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: 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: 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, Indiana Pennsylvania
    Mine Controller: J Clifford Forest III
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • 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)
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Smoky Canyon Mine, Park County, WY
    Mine Controller: Scott Simplot
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Phosphate Rock
  • Accident Classification: Ignition or Explosion of Gas or Dust
    Location: Paradise #9, Muhlenberg County, KY
    Mine Controller: Robert E Murray
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Home Pit and Mill, Chittenden , Vermont
    Mine Controller: Timothy Casey
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Northeast Aggregate Corporation, Franklin County, VT
    Mine Controller: Marie Charbonneau
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed Broken Stone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Tazewell Quarry, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee
    Mine Controller: Vulcan Materials Company
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: East Sand Plant, Oklahoma County, OK
    Mine Controller: Dolese Brothers Company
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Sand, Common
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: River Road Quarry, Davidson County, TN
    Mine Controller: Vulcan Materials Company
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed Crushed Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
    Location: CVB No 1, Harlan County, KY
    Mine Controller: Joseph T Bennett
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: West Amarillo Sand & Gravel , Oldham County, Texas
    Mine Controller: Rogers Group Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel

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