Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Freeport-McMoran Morenci Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Freeport-McMoRan
Penalty: 
$70,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
November 3, 2011
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
workplace safety or health violation
Secondary Offense: 
mining violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today that the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has upheld two civil penalties issued to Freeport-McMoran Morenci Inc. in Greenlee County, Ariz., in the Sept. 1, 2008, death of a miner. Raymond Saldana, a 67-year-old contractor consultant, had been working on a belt replacement project at the surface copper mine's Number 6 bedding plant when he fell nearly 30 feet to his death through an opening on an elevated walkway. The 4-by-5-foot hole, created by the removal of two steel gratings, was marked off only by a 3.5-inch-wide yellow caution tape affixed to one side of the opening.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Arizona
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Arizona
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
mining and minerals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
mining
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