Accident Report: Fatality Reference
MINE FATALITY – On May 2, 2023, a miner died when he was struck by a mobile radial stacker conveyor.
- Provide safe access to all working places by identifying hazards around belt conveyor systems.
- Deenergize, lock out, tag out, and block equipment from hazardous motion before performing maintenance or repairs.
- Provide remote e-stops to allow for safe access around moving equipment.
- Train miners to work around moving equipment, including the hazards associated with the work to be performed.
This is the 18th fatality reported in 2023, and the fourth classified as “Powered Haulage.”