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
(**Please be advised, when searching by Mined Material, a particular material might be listed more than once**)
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: Fall of Roof or BackLocation: Pend Oreille Mine, WashingtonMine Controller: Teck Resources LimitedMine Type: UndergroundMined Material: Zinc
Accident Classification: OtherLocation: Bayer Alumina Plant, TexasMine Controller: Alcoa IncMine Type: FacilityMined Material: Alumina