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March 4, 2022 Fatality - Fatality Alert

Accident Report: Fatality Reference: 

MINE FATALITY – On March 4, 2022, a 37 year-old bulldozer operator died when the bulldozer he was operating went over the edge of the highwall, landing upside down on the pit floor.

Accident scene where a 37 year-old bulldozer operator died when the bulldozer he was operating went over the edge of the highwall, landing upside down on the pit floor.
Best Practices: 

• Dump loads a safe distance back from the edge of the highwall and push the material over.
• Maintain control of mobile equipment while it is in operation.
• Perform ground condition and workplace examinations.
• Train miners to safely perform tasks.

Additional Information: 

This is the tenth fatality reported in 2022, and the third classified as “Machinery.”