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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On December 5, 1995, a welder with nearly four years of mining experience was killed at a limestone quarry. The employee was working on the primary crusher building up hammers when he got caught in the crusher. He died from crushing injuries. This is the 43rd fatality reported in calendar year 1995 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1994, there were 37 fatalities reported in these industries. This death is the seventh fatality classified as machinery this year. There were six machinery fatalities during the same period in 1994.

For more information:
Fatal Alert Bulletin Icon MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL95M43]