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 may 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: 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
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
    Location: Subtropolis, Ohio
    Mine Controller: W Thomas Mackall
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
    Location: Lucky Friday, Idaho
    Mine Controller: Hecla Mining Company
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Silver Ore
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina
    Mine Controller: Potash Corp Of Saskatchewan
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Phosphate Rock
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: CRUSHING & SAMPLING UNIT, Utah
    Mine Controller: Stacey P Bolinder; Garry L Bolinder
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Quartzite
    Amendments:
    Deemed Chargeable 4/11/2011
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: South Pasture Mine, Florida
    Mine Controller: Mosaic Global Holdings
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Phosphate Rock
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Martinez Stone, Texas
    Mine Controller: Juan P Martinez
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Dimension Sandstone
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Mid-Coast Aggregates LLC-Mazak Mine, Florida
    Mine Controller: McDonald Investment Company Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: S W Barrick & Sons , Maryland
    Mine Controller: Laurel Sand & Gravel Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Blue Star Materials II, Texas
    Mine Controller: Jack Dowdy
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
    Amendments:
    (Victim died July 26, 2012)
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Portable Crusher, Washington
    Mine Controller: Mark Cochran
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Stone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Hollingsworth Sand & Gravel LLC, Texas
    Mine Controller: Kelly Hollingsworth
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Simpson, Georgia
    Mine Controller: Oil Dri Corporation Of America
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Fullers Earth
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Plant #80013, Kansas
    Mine Controller: Summit Materials LLC
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Electrical
    Location: Snyder, Oklahoma
    Mine Controller: Martin Marietta Materials Inc
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Granite
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Wheeler Rock Quarry, Kansas
    Mine Controller: Ralph H Wheeler
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Dimension Stone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Drowning
    Location: Southwestern State Sand, Oklahoma
    Mine Controller: Evans & Associates Enterprises
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Meikle Mine, Nevada
    Mine Controller: Barrick Gold Corp
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Gold Ore
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Ray, Arizona
    Mine Controller: Grupo Mexico S A
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Copper Ore NEC
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
    Location: Galena, Idaho
    Mine Controller: U S Silver & Gold
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Silver Ore
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: OTTAWA PIT & PLANT, Minnesota
    Mine Controller: S C R-Sibelco Nv
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Sandstone
  • Accident Classification: Explosives and Breaking Agents
    Location: Discovery Day Mine, California
    Mine Controller: Trinity Alps Resources Inc.
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Gold Ore
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
    Location: Pandora Complex, Utah
    Mine Controller: International Uranium Corp
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Uranium Ore
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: U.S. Lime Company-St. Clair, Oklahoma
    Mine Controller: United States Lime & Minerals Inc
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Lime
  • Accident Classification: Exploding Vessels Under Pressure
    Location: Knoxville Cement Plant Cemex Inc, Tennessee
    Mine Controller: Cemex S A
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Cement
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Brierfield Quarry, Alabama
    Mine Controller: Lhoist Group
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
  • Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
    Location: Cayuga Mine, New York
    Mine Controller: Cargill Inc
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Salt

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