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: 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: Other
    Location: Crown Hill Dock, West Virginia
    Mine Controller: L W Hamilton; Warren Hylton
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
    Amendments:
    The date of the accident was April 18th, 2014. This case was determined to be a mining fatality on December 22, 2014.
  • 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: Machinery
    Location: Gibson Mine, Indiana
    Mine Controller: Alliance Resource Partners LP
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • 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: Machinery
    Location: Mine No. 4, Mine No. 30, Virginia
    Mine Controller: SunCoke Energy Incorporated
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Comstock / Mountain Lion, Utah
    Mine Controller: Steve L Gilbert
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Iron Ore
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Mountain View Mine, West Virginia
    Mine Controller: Alliance Resource Partners LP
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • 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: Machinery
    Location: Century Mine, Ohio
    Mine Controller: Robert E Murray
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • 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: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
    Location: MC#1 Mine, Illinois
    Mine Controller: Coalfield Transport Inc
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • 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: Prosperity Mine, Indiana
    Mine Controller: Donald Blankenberger
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Jim Bridger Mine, Wyoming
    Mine Controller: MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company; IDACORP
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
    Location: Pattiki , Illinois
    Mine Controller: Alliance Resource Partners LP
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: McElroy Mine, West Virginia
    Mine Controller: CONSOL Energy Inc.
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • 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

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