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MSHA – Mine Fatality #9

Original article published by MSHA

MINE FATALITY – On February 26, 2023, a contract miner died while operating a bulldozer. The bulldozer traveled over the edge of an access road and rolled feet down an embankment, ejecting the miner from the operator’s cab. The miner was not wearing a seatbelt.

On February 26, 2023, a contract miner died while operating a bulldozer.  The bulldozer traveled over the edge of an access road and rolled feet down an embankment, ejecting the miner from the operator’s cab.  The miner was not wearing a seatbelt.
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Best Practices
  • Always wear a seatbelt when operating mobile equipment. Monitor work activities routinely to ensure miners wear seatbelts and follow safe work procedures.
  • Examine ground conditions before beginning work and remain alert as conditions change throughout the shift.
  • Train miners on the equipment they operate, including safe work procedures, and to identify and report hazards.
  • Always be aware of your position relative to roadway edges and benches.
Additional Information

This is the ninth fatality reported in 2023, and the second classified as “Machinery”.


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