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: 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
    Mine Controller: John B Haines IV; John R Kibblehouse
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed Broken Traprock
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Dry Creek Farms LLC , Marion County, Tennessee
    Mine Controller: Dry Creek Farms LLC
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Dimension Stone NEC
  • 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
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Morgan Camp Mine, Randolph County, WV
    Mine Controller: Metinvest B V
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Ignition or Explosion of Gas or Dust
    Location: Alabaster Plant, Shelby County, AL
    Mine Controller: Lhoist Group
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Lime
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: RYE DREDGE & PLANT, Liberty County, Texas
    Mine Controller: Trinity Industries Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: D-11 Panther, 29 Porter Hill, P. O. Box 249 Stanville, KY 41659
    Mine Controller: Jeffery A Hoops
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Oaktown Fuels Mine No 1, 1183 East Canvasback Drive Terre Haute, IN 47802
    Mine Controller: Brent K Bilsland
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: HANSEN PIT, 1565 West 400 North Orem, UT 84057
    Mine Controller: CCI (Clyde Companies Inc)
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Electrical
    Location: SHM52 Highwall Miner, Raleigh County, WV
    Mine Controller: David D Bundy
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
    Location: Sentinel Mine, West Virginia
    Mine Controller: Arch Coal Inc
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Stripping #1, Iowa
    Mine Controller: CRH PLC
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Permanente Cement Plant & Quarry, California
    Mine Controller: Heidelberg Cement AG
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Cement
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: S-7 Surface Mine, West Virginia
    Mine Controller: Jeffery A Hoops
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: MARIGOLD MINE, Nevada
    Mine Controller: Silver Standard Resources Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Gold Ore
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Horse Creek Eagle, West Virginia
    Mine Controller: Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Fighting Creek Materials Inc, Idaho
    Mine Controller: Arthur R Brand
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Stone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
    Location: Bridger Underground Coal Mine, Wyoming
    Mine Controller: MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company; IDACORP
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: ARGOS ROBERTA PLANT, Alabama
    Mine Controller: Cementos Argos S A
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Cement
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Emery Pit, North Carolina
    Mine Controller: R G Kirkpatrick Sr.
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Pleasant Hill Mine, West Virginia
    Mine Controller: Metinvest B V
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Deserado Mine, Colorado
    Mine Controller: Deseret Generation & Transmission Co-operative
    Mine Type: Surface of Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: MISSION/SAN XAVIER/EISENHOWER, Arizona
    Mine Controller: Grupo Mexico S A
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Copper Ore NEC
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: New St. Nicholas Breaker, Pennsylvania
    Mine Controller: John W Rich
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Coal (Anthracite)
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Blue Sky Quarry #2, Georgia
    Mine Controller: Massoud Besharat
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Dimension Granite
  • Accident Classification: Electrical
    Location: Celatom Plant, Oregon
    Mine Controller: EP Management Corporation
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Misc. Nonmetallic Mnls. NEC

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