This is the 26th fatality reported in calendar year 1999 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1998, there were 31 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the 8th fatality classified as Powered Haulage in 1999. There were 12 Powered Haulage fatalities in the same period in 1998.
Mobile equipment operators must exercise the highest degree of care and attention at all times
Mobile equipment must be directed from a safe distance
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report