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Electrical Fatality Reported


MSHA194x97December 9, 2013 - MSHA is reporting that on Nov. 18, 2013, a 33-year old contract electrician foreman with 14 years of experience was injured at a crushed stone mine. The victim was working in a 480-volt electrical enclosure, pulling cable for a new pump that was being installed, when he contacted energized conductors. He was transported to a hospital where he died on Nov. 22, 2013. This is the 18th fatality reported in calendar year 2013 in metal and nonmetal mining. As of this date in 2012, there were 16 fatalities reported in metal and nonmetal mining. This is the first Electrical fatality in 2013. There were 0 Electrical fatalities in the same period in 2012.