Set all brakes before dismounting or leaving a truck.
Know the truck's capabilities, operating ranges, load-limits and safety features.
Provide hazard training for all new drivers at each mine site and load-out facility.
Provide task training for all new task preformed by a miner.
Block wheels to prevent movement when parking trucks on a steep grade.
Know and understand safe self-loading procedures thoroughly.
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This is the 8th fatal accident reported in calendar year 2002 for the coal mining industry. As of this date in 2001, there was one fatality reported for the coal mining industry. This is the second fatal accident classified as a "Powered Haulage" accident in 2002. At this time in 2001, there was one fatal accident classified as a "Powered Haulage" accident for 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