Operators of self-propelled mobile equipment should maintain control of their equipment while it is in motion. Equipment operators should remain in the cab until the vehicle comes to a complete stop. Equipment operators should wear seatbelts whenever the vehicle is in motion.
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This is the 19th fatality reported in calendar year 2001 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 2000, there were 29 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the seventh fatality classified as Powered Haulage in 2001. There were twelve Powered Haulage fatalities in the same period in 2000.
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