MINE FATALITY – On August 4, 2022, a mine manager died while performing maintenance on a bulldozer. While kneeling on the bulldozer’s track, the victim accidentally engaged the lever that put the bulldozer in reverse. The bulldozer track moved the victim to the rear of the bulldozer where he was run over.
- Operators should train miners on safe maintenance procedures:
- turn off the engine
- block equipment against motion
- Operators should make sure miners are in a safe location in relation to machine parts that can move.
This is the 17th fatality reported in 2022, and the seventh classified as “Machinery.”