Persons should not work under a raised component of mobile equipment until the component has been blocked or mechanically secured to prevent accidental lowering.
Mechanical blocking can be achieved by installing a hinged prop leg.
Formal procedures that address possible hazards should be implemented for all maintenance tasks.
Manufacturer's service guides should be obtained, referenced and followed.
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This is the tenth fatality reported in calendar year 2002 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 2001, there were seven fatalities reported in these industries. This is the fourth fatality classified as Powered Haulage in 2002. There were three Powered Haulage fatalities in the same period in 2001.
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