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MNM Serious Accident Alert Surface - Loader

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A loader operator was filling a bin when the loader’s bucket hit the upper body of a miner who entered the area unannounced. The miner was conscious and talking and was immediately transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Corner of road with rocky ridge with loader
Best Practices: 
  • Always make sure equipment operators see you before entering any area where mobile equipment is operated. If possible, make eye contact with the equipment operator. When moving to a different area, inform the equipment operator before leaving the area.
  • Before moving mobile equipment, look in the direction of travel, use all mirrors, cameras, and installed proximity detection devices to ensure no one is in the intended path.
  • Ensure that all persons are clear before moving equipment. Sound your horn to warn unseen persons that you are about to move and wait a few moments to give them time to get to a safe location.
  • Ensure that backup alarms on mobile equipment are maintained and operational