Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other

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MSHA – Mine Fatality #33

MINE FATALITY – On September 17, 2023, contractor driller helper died while driving a service truck to transport a rod handler on the bed.  The service truck left the road, overturned, and the driver was ejected.  The passenger, who was wearing his seat belt, was injured, treated and released from the hospital.

Accident scene where a contractor driller helper died while driving a service truck to transport a rod handler on the bed.
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Best Practices
  • Wear seat belts when operating mobile equipment.
  • Conduct pre-operational inspections and correct any safety defects before operating mobile equipment.
  • Maintain control of equipment.
  • Operate mobile equipment at speeds consistent with the conditions of roadways, tracks, grades, clearance, visibility, curves, and traffic.
Additional Information

This is the 33rd fatality reported in 2023, and the ninth classified as “Powered Haulage.”


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Original article published by MSHA