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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY –On July 15, 2015, a 25-year old contractor with 6 months of experience was killed at a Kaolin processing plant. The victim was working alone and entered a railcar to wash out residual product.  The victim was later found unresponsive inside the railcar.

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This is the 10th fatality reported in calendar year 2015 in metal and nonmetal mining.  As of this date in 2014, there were 16 fatalities reported in metal and nonmetal mining.

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.