Original article published by MSHA
MINE FATALITY – On March 1, 2023, a miner died when the bulldozer he was operating went over an embankment, ejecting him from the operator’s cab.
Operators should train miners to:
- Wear a seat belt while operating mobile equipment.
- Examine ground conditions before beginning work in an area and as ground conditions warrant during the work shift.
- Operate equipment safely, and to identify and report hazards.
- Be aware of their position relative to edges of roadways and benches.
This is the tenth fatality reported in 2023, and the third classified as “Machinery.”
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