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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On December 22, 1995, a contractor truck driver with seven years of mining experience was killed at a sand and gravel operation. The employee was in the process of loading a conveyor onto the trailer of his truck using the truck's crane. The cable attached to the conveyor slipped off the hook of the crane causing the conveyor to bounce off the trailer and crush the victim who was standing between the crane and the trailer. He died from crushing injuries. This is the 49th fatality reported in calendar year 1995 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1994, there were 40 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the ninth fatality classified as machinery this year. There were six machinery fatalities during the same period in 1994.

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Fatal Alert Bulletin Icon MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL95M49]