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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY –   On February 28, 2014, a 50-year old supervisor with 27 years of experience was killed at a sand and gravel mine.  The victim was at a backfill site and approached an 80-foot high bank when it failed, engulfing him.    

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This is the 3rd fatality reported in calendar year 2014 in metal and nonmetal mining.  As of this date in 2013, there were 2 fatalities reported in metal and nonmetal mining.  This is the 1st Falling/Sliding Material fatality in 2014.  There were 0 Falling/Sliding Material fatalities in the same period in 2013.
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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