MSHA Reports First Fatality of the Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported the first fatality of 2018 in the metal/nonmetal sector.

On Jan. 25, 2018, an articulated haul truck at a CRH sand and gravel plant in Iowa traveled through a berm, dropping approximately 20 ft. into a ice-covered pond, submerging the truck’s cab.

Rescuers utilized divers and tow trucks to pull the submerged truck from the pond and recover the victim.

MSHA posted a public notice to employees of the mine, employees of the mining company(s), employees of independent contractors with any connection to the mine, persons with any connection to the mine, and any person with information regarding the cause or contributing factors of this accident.

Please provide any information to Thaddeus J. Sichmeller, lead accident investigator, 218-720-5448.