METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On September 1, 2003, a 20-year-old laborer, with 1� years mining experience, was fatally injured at a surface dimension sandstone mine. The victim was operating a fork lift when he lost control and overturned while traveling on a mine roadway.
This is the 15th fatality reported in calendar year 2003 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 2002, there were 24 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the first fatality classified as powered haulage in 2003. There were 9 powered haulage fatalities in the same period in 2002.
The information provided in this notice is based on preliminary data ONLY and does not represent final determinations regarding the nature of the incident or conclusions regarding the cause of the fatality.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report