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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On October 22, 2007, a 22 year-old car man with 1� years experience was injured at a granite operation. He was walking across the rail yard to uncouple several loaded rail cars when he was struck by a yard locomotive. The victim was hospitalized and died on October 24, 2007.

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Best Practices
  • Review procedures to ensure all possible hazards have been identified and appropriate controls are in place to protect persons. Stop, Look, Analyze, and Manage (SLAM) each task.
  • Stay in a safe location where you are not exposed to hazards when working near moving locomotives.
  • Sound a warning when approaching persons.
  • Use radios to communicate when visual contact can not be maintained.
  • More Information E-mail Suggestion for Accident Prevention Program 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 27th fatality reported in calendar year 2007 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 2006, there were 24 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the 8th Powered Haulage fatality in 2007. There were 7 Powered Haulage fatalities in the same period in 2006.

    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:
    Fatal Alert Bulletin Icon MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report