Perform pre-operational safety inspections of your equipment
Understand and follow the safe operating procedures for your equipment
Parking brakes must be set before exiting the equipment.
Turn the engine off, place the transmission in gear, set the park brake and always make sure the equipment is securely blocked against motion, before performing repair or maintenance work
|Submit your own suggestion for a remedy to prevent this type of accident in the future.
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This is the 35th fatal accident reported for the coal mining industry in calendar year 2001. As of this date in 2000, there were 33 fatalities reported in this industry. This is the 6th fatal accident, classified as powered haulage, reported in the coal mining industry in 2001. At this time in 2000, there were 9 fatal accidents, classified as powered haulage, in the coal mining industry.
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