Notify the equipment operator before getting on or off equipment.
Be certain that all persons are clear before starting or moving equipment.
Provide illumination sufficient for safe working conditions.
Notify equipment operators before entering their work area.
Keep means of access to work areas clear of stumbling or slipping hazards.
Communicate to make others aware of your location.
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This is the 25th fatality reported in calendar year 2002 in the coal mining industry. As of this date in 2001, there were 42 fatalities. This is the 4th fatality classified as Machinery in 2002. At this time in 2001, there were 4 Machinery coal fatalities.
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