MNM Serious Accident Alert Dozer - Always Wear Your Seatbelt

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Surface Sand and Gravel – A miner was ripping and pushing material with a dozer when he lost control of the dozer. The dozer fell from the bench he was working to the bench below and came to a sudden stop blade first. The miner was wearing his seatbelt, but was thrown forward into the controls.

stuck bulldozer front and back view
Best Practices: 
  • Wear your seatbelt
  • Maintain control of mobile equipment
  • Remain cognizant of your position on a bench/stockpile/waste pile
  • Eliminate distractions while operating equipment. Stop if you need to, eliminate the distraction and then continue your work.
  • Ensure that objects inside of the cab are secured so they don’t become airborne during an accident.