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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On March 17, 2015, a 44-year old haul truck driver with 4 days of experience was injured at a dredge operation. He was operating a loaded articulated haul truck along an elevated roadway next to a dredge pond. After traveling about 125 yards from the loading point, the haul truck drifted into the water. The victim was removed from the truck, transported to a hospital, and then transferred to a trauma center where he died on March 19, 2015.

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This is the 5th fatality reported in calendar year 2015 in metal and nonmetal mining.  As of this date in 2014, there were 4 fatalities reported in metal and nonmetal mining.  This is the 1st Powered Haulage fatality in 2015.  There was 1 Powered Haulage fatality in the same period in 2014.

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