First published by MSHA
MINE FATALITY – On February 14, 2022, a 34 year-old maintenance technician died while driving a lube truck underground. The truck over traveled the edge of a stope and fell approximately 60 feet into the stope drift.
- Provide berms, bumper blocks, safety hooks, or similar impeding devices at dumping locations where there is a hazard of over travel.
- Examine working places before work begins for conditions that may adversely affect safety and health
This is the seventh fatality reported in 2022, and the third classified as “Powered Haulage.”
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