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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On May 12, 1995, a water hauler (contractor employee) with eight weeks of mining experience was killed at a gold pit. The employee was descending a pit ramp in a water truck loaded with 400- gallons of water. He apparently lost control of the truck causing the truck to roll several times. The victim died from sustained injuries. This is the 16th fatality reported in calendar year 1995 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1994, there were 15 fatalities reported in these industries. This death is the seventh fatality classified as powered haulage this year. There were six powered haulage fatalities during the same period in 1994.

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Fatal Alert Bulletin Icon MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL95M16]