Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other

Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other


MSHA – Mine Fatality #40

MINE FATALITY – On July 26, 2023, a miner suffered serious injuries when he lost control of the pickup truck as it ascended a haul road. The victim died several months later from his injuries.

Dented rear ended black ford pick up truck sitting on the side of the road in the grass.
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Best Practices

• Perform pre-operational examinations of mobile equipment.
• Maintain control of self-propelled mobile equipment while it is in motion.
• After repair and maintenance, ensure mobile equipment is safe to operate.
• Always wear a seatbelt and remain in the cab with your seatbelt on while operating mobile equipment. Never attempt to exit or jump from an out-of-control vehicle.

Additional Information

This is the 40th fatality reported in 2023, and the tenth classified as “Powered Haulage”.

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Original article published by MSHA