METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On October 25, 2018, a 29-year old laborer with 9 weeks of experience was fatally injured when the truck he was driving veered off the haul road and climbed an embankment, causing the truck to overturn. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
- Always wear a seat belt when operating mobile equipment.
- Operate mobile equipment at speeds consistent with the conditions of roadways, tracks, grades, clearance, visibility, curves, and traffic.
- Maintain control and stay alert when operating mobile equipment, especially vehicles with high centers of gravity.
This is the 12th fatality reported in calendar year 2018 in metal and nonmetal mining. As of this date in 2018, there were 10 fatalities reported in metal and nonmetal mining. This is the 1st Other Accident classification fatality in 2018. There were no Other Accident classification fatalities during the same period in 2017.