Report issued in fatal trona mine accident

Green River, Wyo. – Federal investigators say preventable equipment failure resulted in a mine transport vehicle accident that killed a worker last September at a trona mine near Green River.

The accident at the FMC Corporation mine killed 41-year-old Carden Largent Junior, of Mountain View. Another worker was injured.

An investigation by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration determined that mine managers failed to identify normal wear on the transport vehicle that caused the vehicle to lose control.

The mine has since taken steps to correct the problem.