August 2, 2019 Fatality - Preliminary Report

Accident Report: Fatality Reference: 
Preliminary Report Overview: 

A contract mine employee was fatally injured while descending the main haul road in a 1982 Peterbilt Fuel/Lube truck. The victim radioed and advised that he had lost all braking power near the top of the contractor equipment staging area. The truck subsequently traveled approx. 1 mile down a 7percent grade and struck the right-hand side berm of a runaway truck ramp causing it to overturn.

The information provided in this notice is based on preliminary data ONLY and does not represent final determination regarding the nature of the incident or conclusions regarding the cause of the accident.