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District 5 - Coal Mine Safety and Health

 A Near Miss

Haulage Truck Overturned

A Caterpillar 777-C Haulage Truck was descending a grade of approximately 14 degrees, loaded with 75 tons of coal. The truck traveled upon the left embankment and overturned after descending a distance of 210 feet from the pit. The driver received only minor head injuries due to the fact that he was wearing a seatbelt.