Michigan Aggregates Association

MSHA Fatalgram: Fall of Material

On July 20, 2017, a miner was driving wedges into a block of granite in an attempt to break it loose.  A piece of granite weighing 9 tons fell and crushed the victim against the quarry floor.

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This is the 6th fatality reported in calendar year 2017 in metal and nonmetal mining. As of this date in 2016, there were 9 fatalities reported in metal and nonmetal mining. This is the 2nd

Fall of Material fatality in 2017. There was one Fall of Material fatal in the same period in 2016.