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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On October 31, 1995, a floor driller with five years of mining experience was killed at a salt mine. The employee was driving a golf cart away from the work site when a front-end loader backing through the ventilation curtains struck and dragged the golf cart. The employee jumped from the cart but was run over by the wheels of the front- end loader. The victim died from crushing injuries. This is the 40th fatality reported in calendar year 1995 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1994, there were 34 fatalities reported in these industries. This death is the 14th fatality classified as powered haulage this year. There were also 14 powered haulage fatalities during the same period in 1994.

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Fatal Alert Bulletin Icon MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL95M40]