Fatality #3 - April 12, 2018 - Fatality Alert

Accident Report: Fatality Reference: 

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On April 12, 2018, a 60-year old customer truck driver was killed when he fell from, and was run over by, his truck while scanning into the operator’s check-in system.  The victim was found underneath the belly dump of the semi-trailer, and the truck was still in gear.

MNM Fatality #3 fatality scene
Best Practices: 
  • Implement check-in system technology that can be scanned remotely from inside the vehicle such as a RFID tag or indicator. 
  • Commercial and customer truck drivers should remain in their trucks while on mine property, unless a safe area for tarping and checking their loads has been designated.
  • Operators should place their equipment in neutral and set the parking brakes before exiting the operator compartment.
  • Rules establishing safe operating procedures should be posted.
  • Ensure workers who operate heavy equipment are adequately informed, instructed, trained and supervised.
Additional Information: 

This is the 3rd fatality reported in calendar year 2018 in metal and nonmetal mining. As of this date in 2017, there were 3 fatalities reported in metal and nonmetal mining. This is the 2nd Powered Haulage fatality in 2018. There was 1 Powered Haulage fatality during the same period in 2017.