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.
- 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.