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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY -On May 1, 2000, a 42-year-old truck driver with 7 months mining experience was fatally injured at a crushed stone operation. Several hours after the end of his shift the truck was found submerged up to the operator's cab in 7 feet of water in a non-working area of the quarry. The victim was subsequently recovered from the water.

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    This is the 16th fatality reported in calendar year 2000 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1999, there were 16 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the 10th fatality classified as Powered Haulage in 2000. There were five Powered Haulage fatalities 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.

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