Original article published by MSHA
MINE FATALITY – On December 6, 2022, a miner died when the diesel tractor he was operating struck a pillar. The miner was thrown from the tractor and crushed under the rear tire of the tractor.
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- Make sure miners wear seat belts when operating mobile equipment.
- Make sure miners maintain control of equipment while it is in operation.
- Train miners in the safe performance of their assigned tasks.
This is the 28th fatality reported in 2022, and the fifth classified as “Powered Haulage.”
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