Accident Report: Fatality Reference
MINE FATALITY – On March 9, 2023, a truck driver died when the tractor’s rear wheels ran over him. A front-end loader struck the tractor-trailer from behind, causing the tractor to move forward.
- Do not leave mobile equipment unattended unless the transmission is in the park position, and parking brakes of all units in a combination vehicle are set.
- Chock or turn wheels of mobile equipment into a bank when parked on a grade.
- Never position yourself in hazardous areas around mobile equipment.
This is the 11th fatality reported in 2023, and the second classified as “Powered Haulage.”