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: Gypsum Mountain, Nevada
    Mine Controller: Paul R Gianoli
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Gypsum
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Midas Mine, Nevada
    Mine Controller: Klondex Mines Ltd
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Gold Ore
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Gravelite Division, Louisiana
    Mine Controller: CRH PLC
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Fire Clay
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Hafenstine Plant #1, Kansas
    Mine Controller: Donald P Hafenstine
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
    Location: Mississippi Lime Company-Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
    Mine Controller: Margaret J Heckman
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Lime
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: LORD FARM #5, Virginia
    Mine Controller: John M Baillio
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: East Coast Mines Ltd, New York
    Mine Controller: John B Tintle
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: AMES MINE, Iowa
    Mine Controller: Martin Marietta Materials Inc
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: KOSMOS CEMENT CO., Kentucky
    Mine Controller: Cemex S A
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Cement
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Comstock / Mountain Lion, Utah
    Mine Controller: Steve L Gilbert
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Iron Ore
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Wittichen Stephen Plants, Georgia
    Mine Controller: Brown Brothers Sand Company
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Sand, Industrial NEC
  • Accident Classification: Other
    Location: Dredge IV, Kentucky
    Mine Controller: HMT Holdings, Inc.
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Other
    Location: Tilden Mine, Michigan
    Mine Controller: U.S. Steel Canada; Cliffs Natural Resources Inc
    Mined Material: Iron Ore
    Amendments:
    Based on MSHA's investigation and the finding of the death certificate, MSHA concluded that the miner died from natural causes and that the fatality is not chargeable.
  • Accident Classification: Explosives and Breaking Agents
    Location: Kansas Falls Quarry, Kansas
    Mine Controller: Bayer Construction Company Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Electrical
    Location: Cumberland River Quarry, Kentucky
    Mine Controller: W Scott McGeorge
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
    Amendments:
    (Victim Died November 22, 2013)
  • Accident Classification: Explosives and Breaking Agents
    Location: Fortune Revenue Silver Mine, Colorado
    Mine Controller: Fortune Minerals Limited
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Silver Ore
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: LITHIA SPRINGS QUARRY, Georgia
    Mine Controller: Vulcan Materials Company
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Granite
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Lebec Cement Plant , California
    Mine Controller: Vicat S A
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Cement
    Amendments:
    (Victim Died October 19, 2013)
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Northrup Quarry, Pennsylvania
    Mine Controller: Jan M God
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Dimension Slate
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Caldwell Quarry, Kentucky
    Mine Controller: Roy Beard
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Huntsville Quarry, Missouri
    Mine Controller: Summit Materials LLC
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: MJL Crushing LLC, New York
    Mine Controller: Michael J. Lyndaker
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Troy Plant, Tennessee
    Mine Controller: John H Ford
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Stevens Creek Quarry, California
    Mine Controller: Richard Voss
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Stone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Exodus, Nevada
    Mine Controller: Newmont Mining Corp
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Gold Ore
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Questa Mine & Mill , New Mexico
    Mine Controller: Chevron Corporation
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Molybdenum Ore
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: ACG Materials-Shamrock, Texas
    Mine Controller: Charles W Harrison Jr
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Gypsum
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Cote Blanche Mine , Louisiana
    Mine Controller: Compass Minerals International, Inc.
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Salt
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Freeport-McMoRan Bagdad Inc , Arizona
    Mine Controller: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Copper Ore NEC
  • Accident Classification: Explosives and Breaking Agents
    Location: North Stone , Missouri
    Mine Controller: Fred Weber, Inc.
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC

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