Three bulldozer related fatalities
A bulldozer operator was fatally injured when the bulldozer he was operating rolled down a 375 feet embankment. A second bulldozer operator was fatally injured when the bulldozer he was operating rolled down a 300 feet embankment. A third bulldozer operator was fatally injured when the bulldozer backed over the edge of a highwall. In all three accidents the operator was not wearing a seatbelt.
- Conduct workplace examinations prior to beginning work.
- Maintain control and stay alert when operating mobile equipment.
- Wear seat belts when operating equipment.
- Train Miners to perform task safely and to recognize potential hazards.
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Original article published by MSHA