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MINE FATALITY

Sep, 27 2013



On September 16, 2013, a 58-year old truck driver with 25 years of experience was killed at a crushed stone operation. The victim was driving a loaded haul truck out of a quarry when the truck traveled through a berm and over an 80-foot highwall. The victim was ejected from the truck.

Photo of Accident Scene Described in the Paragraph Above


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