On January 8, a 63-year-old sales manager with 11 years of experience was killed at a sand and gravel mine. He was installing new screen panels in the B tower screen.
The feeder box pivoted, pinning him between the box and the rear support beam of the screen deck. This is the first fatality reported in calendar year 2015 in metal/nonmetal mining.
As of this date in 2014, there were zero fatalities reported in metal and nonmetal mining. This is the first Falling Material fatality in 2015. There were zero Falling Material fatalities in the same period in 2014.