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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On June 9, 1995, a mechanic with 25 years of mining experience was killed at a copper pit. The employee was in the process of changing the hinge pin on the bed of a 170-ton haul truck when he fell off the rear tire he was standing on. He fell approximately eight feet to the concrete floor below. He died from head injuries. This is the 21st fatality reported in calendar year 1995 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1994, there were also 21 fatalities reported in these industries. This death is the second fatality classified as slip/fall of person this year. There were also two slip/fall of person fatalities during the same period in 1994.

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Fatal Alert Bulletin Icon MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL95M21]