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MSHA Fatalgram - 3/24/2010

posted Apr 7, 2010, 5:59 AM by David Wright   [ updated Apr 7, 2010, 6:03 AM ]

On March 24, 2010, a 63 year-old contract truck driver with 21 years of experience was fatally injured at a surface area of an underground salt mine. The victim was loading his truck under a 150 ton salt bin when it collapsed, falling onto the cab of the truck. A second victim working in the area received serious injuries. 

Photo of Accident Scene Described in the Paragraph Above

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