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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On December 24, 1995, a development miner with 11 years of mining experience was killed at a copper mine. There were no witnesses to the accident. The employee was hauling copper ore to the crusher on the surface. He was discovered on the main ramp lying about six feet behind the truck he was operating. His upper body was crushed indicating that he was run over by his truck. This is the 50th 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 17th fatality classified as powered haulage this year. There were 15 powered haulage fatalities during the same period in 1994.

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Fatal Alert Bulletin Icon MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL95M50]