Accident Report: Fatality Reference
MINE FATALITY – On February 26, 2023, a contract miner died while operating a bulldozer. The bulldozer traveled over the edge of an access road and rolled feet down an embankment, ejecting the miner from the operator’s cab. The miner was not wearing a seatbelt.
- Always wear a seatbelt when operating mobile equipment. Monitor work activities routinely to ensure miners wear seatbelts and follow safe work procedures.
- Examine ground conditions before beginning work and remain alert as conditions change throughout the shift.
- Train miners on the equipment they operate, including safe work procedures, and to identify and report hazards.
- Always be aware of your position relative to roadway edges and benches.
This is the ninth fatality reported in 2023, and the third classified as “Machinery".