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: 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: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Liberty Processing, West Virginia
    Mine Controller: Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Gibson South, Indiana
    Mine Controller: Alliance Resource Partners LP
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • 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: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: KC #1, Kentucky
    Mine Controller: James River Coal Company
    Mine Type: Surface of Underground
    Mined Material: Coal(Bituminous)
  • 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: Electrical
    Location: Shoal Creek Mine, Alabama
    Mine Controller: Drummond Company Inc
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • 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: Machinery
    Location: Salt Run Mine #1, Ohio
    Mine Controller: Robert E Murray
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
    Location: Kingston No. 2, West Virginia
    Mine Controller: Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Handling Material
    Location: Timber Tree #9, Kentucky
    Mine Controller: John H Parton
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Slip or Fall of Person
    Location: Calvert City Terminal LLC, Kentucky
    Mine Controller: John F Hunt III
    Mine Type: Facility
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • 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: Exploding Vessels Under Pressure
    Location: Buchanan Mine #1, Virginia
    Mine Controller: CONSOL Energy Inc
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • 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: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
    Location: Fairbanks No. 4, Virginia
    Mine Controller: Wesley D. Burke
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Oxford Mining #3, Ohio
    Mine Controller: Oxford Resources Partners, LP
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • 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: Mine No 9, Kentucky
    Mine Controller: Harold E Akers; Jim D Akers
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Mill Branch, Kentucky
    Mine Controller: Thomas R Hamilton
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • 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: Fall of Face, Rib, Side or Highwall
    Location: Equality, Kentucky
    Mine Controller: Armstrong Energy Inc.
    Mine Type: Surface
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
  • Accident Classification: Machinery
    Location: Shoemaker Mine, West Virginia
    Mine Controller: CONSOL Energy Inc.
    Mine Type: Underground
    Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)

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