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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On September 7, 1995, an underground mechanic with nearly three years of mining experience was killed at a potash mine. The employee was in the process of providing temporary electrical power to a welding machine. He was found holding an energized 480-volt cable to the intake face fan. He died from electrocution. This is the 29th fatality reported in calendar year 1995 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1994, there were 30 fatalities reported in these industries. This death is the second fatality classified as electrical this year. There was one electrical fatality during the same period in 1994.

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Fatal Alert Bulletin Icon MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL95M29]