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Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
Miner's Tip

Railroad Crossings

Safety Something YOU can live with!
Mine Type: All Mines
Category: Haulage and Transportation


Safety Tip: When approaching any railroad track always expect that a train is approaching.

Recently, a contract truck driver was fatally injured at a sand and gravel operation. The victim turned off a highway and was struck by a train as he drove his over-the-road truck onto mine property.

Photo of Truck after being hit by train


The following practices may save your life.


Link to Operation Lifesaver For additional highway-rail intersection safety information, click on the Operation Lifesaver graphic link.

Reissued: 04/30/2002
Tag # AP2002-M038


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