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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On February 10, 1995, a form carpenter (contractor employee) was killed at a limestone mill. Several employees were preparing to install a new kiln. They were setting up forms to pour cement when the forms collapsed on the victim. The victim was dead when he was recovered from under the forms and rebar one and one half hours after the accident. This is the seventh fatality reported in calendar year 1995 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1994, there were six fatalities reported in these industries. This death is the second fatality classified as falling/sliding material this year. There was one falling/sliding material fatality during the same period in 1994.

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For more information:
Fatal Alert Bulletin Icon MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL95M07]