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Safety Initiatives

  • So far this year, nine miners have been killed and 185 have been injured in accidents involving powered haulage equipment such as shuttle cars, scoops, locomotives, front end loaders and more. Year to date, this is the highest number of powered haulage fatalities since 2006. The safety of mining’s most precious resource – the miner – is a critical mission at the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

    • Rock Truck that contains fire suppression system

    In September 2018, three mobile equipment fires were reported in which fire suppression systems failed.