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 might 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: Northeast Aggregate Corporation, Franklin County, VT
    Mine Controller: Marie Charbonneau
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed Broken Stone 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 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: Powered Haulage
    Location: West Amarillo Sand & Gravel , Oldham County, Texas
    Mine Controller: Rogers Group Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: construction sand & gravel
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: MILLSTONE QUARRY, Oglethorpe County, GA
    Mine Controller: Robert E Paul
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Dimension Granite
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: South Fork Coal Co LLC HWM 61 , Greenbrier County, West Virginia
    Mine Controller: White Forest Resources Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Balcones Quarry, Comal County, TX
    Mine Controller: Cemex S A
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: TYRONE MINE, Grant County, NM
    Mine Controller: Freeport-McMoRan Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Copper Ore NEC
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Toms Fork Mine, Bell County, KY
    Mine Controller: Jack Stump; Micheal Runyon
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Mine No. 1, Hamilton County, IL
    Mine Controller: Alliance Resource Partners LP
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Centralia Coal Mine, Centralia, Lewis County, WA
    Mine Controller: Trans Alta Corp
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: North Fork, Somerset County, PA
    Mine Controller: AK Steel Holding Corporation
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
    Location: Little Spring Creek Mine, Walker County, AL
    Mine Controller: Freddy Hunt; Michael T Costello
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: W M P I, Gilberton, Schuylkill County, PA
    Mine Controller: John W Rich Jr
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Coal (Anthracite)
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Pete Bajo, Eureka County, NV
    Mine Controller: Newmont Mining Corp
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Gold Ore
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: O-N Minerals, Cedarville Operation, Mackinac County, MI
    Mine Controller: Carmeuse Holding SA
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
    Location: Lee Smith Mine, Elko County, NV
    Mine Controller: Keith Jones
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Gold Ore
  • Accident Classification: Other
    Location: Chino Mines Co Mine, Grant County, NM
    Mine Controller: Freeport-McMoRan Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Copper Ore NEC
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: MCGREGOR, Flathead County, MT
    Mine Controller: Brad Mercord; Bill Carter
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Dimension Stone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: No. 1 Surface Mine, Greenbrier County, WV
    Mine Controller: Frederick J Taylor
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Jet Mist tm Quarry, Culpeper County, VA
    Mine Controller: Antonio C Ramos
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Dimension Granite
  • Accident Classification: Exploding Vessels Under Pressure
    Location: Empire State Mines, St Lawrence Count, NY
    Mine Controller: Augusta Group Company
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Lead-Zinc Ore
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Kocjancic, Jefferson County, PA
    Mine Controller: J Clifford Forrest III
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Fire
    Location: Bear Run Mine, Sullivan County, IN
    Mine Controller: Peabody Energy
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Coal Bituminous
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Haines & Kibblehouse Inc. , Berks County, Pennsylvania
    Mine Controller: John B Haines IV; John R Kibblehouse
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed Broken Traprock
  • Accident Classification: Other
    Location: No Information, No Information
    Mine Controller: No Information
    Mined Material: No Information
    Amendments:
    MSHA has determined that it does not have jurisdiction on the public road where the previously posted Fatality #8 accident occurred. Accordingly, MSHA has delisted Fatality #8 as chargeable to the mining industry.
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Susag Sand & Gravel Inc, Wells County, North Dakota
    Mine Controller: Mack D Susag; Kerry Susag
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Sand & Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Non-Powered Haulage
    Location: Superior Silica Sands San Antonio Plant, SAN ANTONIO, TX
    Mine Controller: Insight Equity
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: King Sand & Gravel, Navarro County, TX
    Mine Controller: Kay King
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel

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