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June 17, 2022 Fatality - Fatality Alert

Accident Report: Fatality Reference: 

MINE FATALITY – On June 17, 2022, a contract miner died when the compactor he was operating overturned, pinning him beneath the cab.  As the miner was backing up, the left tire went off the edge of a four-foot embankment, causing the compactor to overturn.

Accident scene where a contract miner died when the compactor he was operating overturned, pinning him beneath the cab. 
Best Practices: 
  • Wear seat belts at all times when operating equipment.
  • Train miners to perform tasks safely, and to recognize potential hazards.
Additional Information: 

This is the 13th fatality reported in 2022, and the 4th classified as “Machinery.”