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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On February 2, 1995, a front-end loader operator with 18 months of mining experience was killed at a sand and gravel operation. The employee was operating a front-end loader in the process of building a berm around the outer edge of the pit. He drove the loader over the edge and rolled down a 30 foot slope. He died from sustained injuries. The victim was not wearing a seat belt. This is the fifth fatality reported in calendar year 1995 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1994, there were five fatalities reported in these industries. This death is the third fatality classified as powered haulage this year. There was 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 [FTL95M05]