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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On December 27, 1995, a utility maintenance man was killed at a borate mill. Two employees were elevated in a crane basket working on an electric motor. The cable of the crane broke dropping the employees 15 feet to the ground. One employee was seriously injured, the other was killed. This is the 51st 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 tenth 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 [FTL95M51]