Do not leave mobile equipment unattended unless the brakes are set.
When mobile equipment is left unattended on a grade, turn the wheels into a bank or berm, or properly block them.
During task training, emphasize proper methods of blocking the wheels of parked equipment.
Perform tasks such as refueling on level ground, whenever possible.
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This is the 11th fatal accident reported in calendar year 2002 for the coal mining industry. As of this date in 2001, there were seven fatalities reported for the coal mining industry. This is the fourth fatal accident classified as a "Powered Haulage" accident in 2002. At this time in 2001, there were two fatal accidents classified as a "Powered Haulage" 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