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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On January 10, 1995, a leadman with 30 years of mining experience was killed at a clay pit. Due to wet conditions at the dump site, the employee was spotting the over-the-road tractor trailers dumping on the stockpile. A truck backing up the ramp to dump a load ran over the victim. He died from crushing injuries. This is the second fatality reported in calendar year 1995 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1994, there was one fatality reported in these industries. This death is the first fatality classified as powered haulage this year. There was also one powered haulage fatality during the same period in 1994.

MSHA is prohibited by congressionally imposed budget restrictions from enforcing the training requirements of 30 CFR Part 48 at this operation.

For more information:
Fatal Alert Bulletin Icon MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL95M02]