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Fatality #10 - October 17, 2017

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Fighting Creek Materials Inc, Idaho
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Arthur R Brand
Mined Material: Crushed, Broken Stone NEC
Incident Date: October 17, 2017 - 9:38am
Time of Death: October 17, 2017 - 9:38am

Public Notice

This posting serves to provide a public notice to employees of the mine, employees of the mining company(s), employees of independent contractors with any connection to the mine, persons with any connection to the mine, and any person with information regarding the cause or contributing factors of this accident.

Please provide any information to:

Thomas Rasmussen, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 707.447.9844

Preliminary Report

The victim was operating a Caterpillar D8 dozer at the top of the pit. While traveling from the soil overburden down to the rock bench, the victim exited the operator's compartment and was run over by the left track of the dozer.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On October 17, 2017, a miner was fatally injured while operating a bulldozer on a downward slope. While pushing overburden to a rock bench below the top of the pit, he was ejected from the cab and run over by the left track. The machine continued to tram over the edge of the 58’ highwall.