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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On September 1, 1995, an equipment operator with 13 months of mining experience was killed at a sand and gravel operation. The employee had walked up the belt to the top of the conveyor to wash out the transfer chute with a water hose. He apparently lost his balance and fell 30 feet to the loading dock below. He died from sustained injuries. The victim was not wearing a safety belt and line. This is the 28th fatality reported in calendar year 1995 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1994, there were 29 fatalities reported in these industries. This death is the fourth fatality classified as slip or fall of person this year. There were two slip or fall of person fatalities during the same period in 1994.

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Fatal Alert Bulletin Icon MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL95M28]