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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On November 10, 2014, a 45-year old crusher operator with 3 years of experience was seriously injured at a granite mine. The miner was using a torch to cut a drill bit that was wedged in a jaw crusher when the bit freed and struck him. The victim was hospitalized and died on January 17, 2015, as a result of his injuries.  
  

 


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This is the 25th fatality reported in calendar year 2014 in metal and nonmetal mining.  As of this date in 2013, there were 22 fatalities reported in metal and nonmetal mining.  This is the 5th Falling Material fatality in 2014.  There were 4 Falling 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.