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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On April 4, 2000, a 58 year-old lab technician with 5 years mining experience was fatally injured at a cement plant. The victim was attempting to gather a sample when he lost his balance and fell into a pit where hot precipitator dust was being dumped .

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Best Practices

  • Safe access should be provided and maintained to all areas were persons work or travel.

  • Openings near travelways should be protected by railings or barriers.

  • Hazards which are not obvious to persons should be barricaded or warning signs posted.

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    This is the 10th fatality reported in calendar year 2000 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1999, there were 14 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the second fatality classified as Slip/Fall of Person in 2000. There was one Slip/Fall ofPerson fatality in the same period in 1999.


    The information provided in this notice is based on preliminary data ONLY and does not represent final determinations regarding the nature of the incident or conclusions regarding the cause of the fatality.

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