Skip to content

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On September 5, 2017, a 20-year old plant operator with 23 weeks of experience was fatally injured at a sand and gravel mine. The victim was performing maintenance on a belt conveyor when he became entangled in the tail pulley.

accident scene

Best Practices

This is the 8th fatality reported in calendar year 2017 in metal and nonmetal mining. As of this date in 2016, there were 11 fatalities reported in metal and nonmetal mining. This is the 3rd Powered Haulage fatality in 2017. There were two Powered Haulage fatalities in the same period in 2016.


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.