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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On April 10, 1995, a mine foreman with nearly eight years of mining experience was killed at a limestone quarry. The employee was in the process of positioning a boom crane to lift crusher parts at an outdoor storage area when the boom came in contact with an overhead 13,200 volt powerline. The victim was standing on the ground holding the end of a cable connected to the boom and was electrocuted. This is the 15th fatality reported in calendar year 1995 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1994, there were 12 fatalities reported in these industries. This death is the first fatality classified as electrical this year. There were no electrical fatalities 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 [FTL95M15]