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District 5 - Coal Mine Safety and Health


A Near Miss


A serious accident occurred at 1:30 p.m. on December 5, 2001. A coal truck driver was driving a Mack truck uphill on mine property. At the same time a surveyor, driving a Chevrolet Blazer, was driving downhill. The contour of the road prevented each driver from observing the other vehicle. As the coal truck came to a flat area in the road, both drivers saw each other and applied their brakes. Both vehicles slid and collided on the compacted dirt road that was recently watered. The surveyor sustained a fractured hip and lacerations on the knees and forehead.

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