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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On July 10, 2015, a 50-year old Superintendent with 26 years of experience was killed at a sand and gravel dredge operation.  Two miners were attempting to dislodge the clam shell bucket from the bottom of the pond when the dredge capsized. One miner was injured but was able to swim to shore and summon assistance. The victim was recovered eight days later.

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This is the 12th 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.