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: Apex Quarry and Plant, Nevada
    Mine Controller: Lhoist Group
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Lime
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
    Location: THREE RIVERS QUARRY, Kentucky
    Mine Controller: Lafarge S A
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
    Amendments:
    (Victim Died January 19, 2013)
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: MT MARION PIT AND MILL, New York
    Mine Controller: Northeast Solite Corp
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Common Shale
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Weeping Water Mine, Nebraska
    Mine Controller: Martin Marietta Materials Inc
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Other
    Location: MAIN PROCESSING PLANT, Georgia
    Mine Controller: J Eric Tillirson
    Mined Material: Kaolin and Ball Clay
    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: Machinery
    Location: North Pit, California
    Mine Controller: Tony Cruse
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Pinto Valley Mine, Arizona
    Mine Controller: Capstone Mining Corp
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Copper Ore NEC
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Exodus, Nevada
    Mine Controller: Newmont Mining Corp
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Gold Ore
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: PENNSUCO CEMENT PLANT, Florida
    Mine Controller: Titan Cement Company S A
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Cement
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Portable Crushing Plant #1, Montana
    Mine Controller: James R Bradshaw
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Kinsella Quarry & Mill, New York
    Mine Controller: John J Kinsella
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Glens Falls Plant, New York
    Mine Controller: Heidelberg Cement AG
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Cement
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Broken Bow Sand & Gravel , Oklahoma
    Mine Controller: Martin Marietta Materials Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Sterling Materials, Kentucky
    Mine Controller: Boone Trust, Samuel A.B. (Alex) Boone Trustee
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Lemon Springs, North Carolina
    Mine Controller: R G Kirkpatrick Sr.
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
    Location: Vortex Mine, Montana
    Mine Controller: Laurie L Roberts
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Gemstones
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: WHITE ROCK QUARRIES, Florida
    Mine Controller: Vecellio Group Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
    Location: Rare Red Rock, Alabama
    Mine Controller: Tanya Fuller
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Common Shale
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Security Quarry, Maryland
    Mine Controller: Holcim Ltd
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Cement
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Damascuse 535 Crushing, Pennsylvania
    Mine Controller: Timothy M Smith
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Crushed and Broken Stone, Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: 43491, Minnesota
    Mine Controller: MDU Resources Group Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Stone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Lucky Friday, Idaho
    Mine Controller: Hecla Mining Company
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Silver Ore
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Anderson Sand & Gravel, Iowa
    Mine Controller: Bruce A Anderson
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: STILLWATER MINE, Montana
    Mine Controller: Stillwater Mining Company
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Platinum Group Ore
  • Accident Classification: Other
    Location: South Area , Nevada
    Mine Controller: Newmont Mining Corp
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Gold Ore
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Freedom Pit, New York
    Mine Controller: Lafarge S A
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Electrical
    Location: Plant #1, Idaho
    Mine Controller: Eucon Corp
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Explosives and Breaking Agents
    Location: Kensington, Alaska
    Mine Controller: Coeur Mining, Inc.
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Gold Ore
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: 4 J's Gravel Crushing Plant 2, Minnesota
    Mine Controller: Kevin R Paul
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Fort Knox Mine, Alaska
    Mine Controller: Kinross Gold Corp
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Gold Ore

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