First published by MSHA
MINE FATALITY – On December 13, 2021, a customer truck driver (victim) stopped at a designated tarping area and was assisting another driver with a rear trailer indicator light. The victim’s truck moved forward and pinned him against the back of the other driver’s truck.
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- Do not leave mobile equipment unattended unless the transmission is in the park position, the parking brake is set, and the trailer brakes are engaged.
- Block, or secure from movement, mobile equipment parked on a grade.
- Never position yourself in hazardous areas around mobile equipment parked on a grade that is not blocked or secured from movement.
- Train customer truck drivers on site-specific hazards.
This is the 37th fatality reported in 2021, and the 17th classified as “Powered Haulage.”
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