METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On March 12, 1998, a 51-year old commercial truck driver was killed at a stone quarry. The victim's truck had been loaded and he had driven onto the truck scale. He apparently climbed, or attempted to climb, onto the back of his truck and fell.
Independent truck drivers should remain in their vehicles while on mine property except as permitted by the mine operator.
Personnel should be trained in safe work procedures.
This is the 18th fatality reported in calendar year 1998 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1997, there were 15 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the third fatality classified as Fall of Person in 1998. There was one Fall of Person fatality in the same period in 1997.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report