Material should not be dropped from an overhead location until the drop area is cleared of personnel.
Mine operators should take measures to assure all personnel are trained in safe work procedures.
||Submit your own suggestion for a remedy to prevent this type of accident in the future.
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This is the second fatality reported in calendar year 2000 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1999, there were three fatalities reported in these industries. This is the first fatality classified as Machinery in 2000. There were no Machinery fatalities in the same period in 1999.
The information provided in this notice is based on preliminary data ONLY and does not represent final determinations regarding the nature of the incident or conclusions regarding the cause of the fatality.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report