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February 14, 2022 Fatality - Fatality Alert

Accident Report: Fatality Reference: 

MINE FATALITY – On February 14, 2022, a 34 year-old maintenance technician died while driving a lube truck underground.  The truck over traveled the edge of a stope and fell approximately 60 feet into the stope drift.

Accident scene where a 34 year-old maintenance technician died while driving a lube truck underground.
Best Practices: 
  • Provide berms, bumper blocks, safety hooks, or similar impeding devices at dumping locations where there is a hazard of over travel.
  • Examine working places before work begins for conditions that may adversely affect safety and health
Additional Information: 

This is the seventh fatality reported in 2022, and the third classified as “Powered Haulage.”