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: 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: 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: Haines & Kibblehouse Inc. , Berks County
    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
  • 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: 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: 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: Powered Haulage
    Location: MARIGOLD MINE, Nevada
    Mine Controller: Silver Standard Resources Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Gold Ore
  • 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: 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: MISSION/SAN XAVIER/EISENHOWER, Arizona
    Mine Controller: Grupo Mexico S A
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Copper Ore NEC
  • 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
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Hastie Mine, Illinois
    Mine Controller: Donald D Hastie; Robert L Hastie
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Bonito Pit, New Mexico
    Mine Controller: Kayla Kersey; Dale Armstrong
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Cottonwood #1204, Texas
    Mine Controller: Trinity Industries Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
    Location: Linwood Mine, Iowa
    Mine Controller: Mc Carthy- Bush Corp
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Buckhorn Mine, Washington
    Mine Controller: Kinross Gold Corp
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Gold Ore
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Roberta Mine, Georgia
    Mine Controller: Curt B Jamison
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel

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