Establish procedures that restrict the use of front-end loaders manufactured prior to June 30, 1969 to flat ground. Ensure that berms are provided on elevated edges of roadways where a drop-off exists. Ensure adequate pre-operational checks are conducted on all self- propelled mobile equipment and defects are promptly corrected.
|Submit your own suggestion for a remedy to prevent this type of accident in the future.
Please specify if you wish your submission to be anonymous or whether your name may be used. Please include the year of the fatality and the fatality number.
This is the 33rd fatality reported in calendar year 2002 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 2001, there were 24 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the 14th fatality classified as Powered Haulage in 2002. There were 13 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