METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY
- On December 8, 1995, a crusher operator with 11 years of
mining experience was killed at a traprock quarry. There
were no witnesses to the accident. The victim was found
slumped over on the walkway outside the crusher control
booth. The medical examiner's report indicated that the
victim had been electrocuted. This is the 44th fatality
reported in calendar year 1995 in the metal and nonmetal
mining industries. As of this date in 1994, there were 38
fatalities reported in these industries. This death is
the sixth fatality classified as electrical this year.
There were two electrical fatalities during the same
period in 1994.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL95M44]