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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On January 18, 1995, a technician with 13 years of mining experience was killed at a copper pit. The employee was operating a haul truck transporting a load from the pit to the waste dump. He drove up onto the dump, turned the truck around, then backed the truck through the berm. The truck rolled down a 50 foot slope and landed upside down. The victim died from sustained injuries. This is the fourth fatality reported in calendar year 1995 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1994, there were three fatalities reported in these industries. This death is the second fatality classified as powered haulage this year. There was one powered haulage fatality during the same period in 1994.

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Fatal Alert Bulletin Icon MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL95M04]