Protect and guard all openings through which persons or material may fall.
Areas where persons are required to work or travel should be kept clear of all extraneous material and other stumbling or slipping hazards.
Regulate line pressure on water hoses to a safe and manageable working pressure.
Provide training to every person to recognize hazardous conditions in their work area.
This is the 12th fatality reported in calendar year 1999 in the coal mining industry. As of this date in 1998, there were 9 fatalities. This is the first fatality classified as Fall of Person in 1999.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL99C12]