Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government.

August 5, 2023 Fatality - Fatality Alert

Accident Report: Fatality Reference

MINE FATALITY – On August 5, 2023, a customer truck driver fell from a large container mounted on the trailer of his truck. After opening the container lid, the driver slipped while descending the container.  The driver died from his injuries on August 7, 2023.

White Truck with a trailer with a steal sand box on it.

Best Practices

  • Provide fall protection or safe means of access to miners, contractors, and customers who need to gain access to containers or tankers if there is danger of falling.
  • Ensure miners, contractors, and customers wear proper slip resistant footwear and use three points of contact when accessing elevated surfaces.
  • Provide site-specific hazard awareness training to customers, including commercial over-the-road truck drivers.

Additional Information

This is the 27th fatality reported in 2023, and the third classified as “Slip or Fall of Person.”