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“Take Responsibility for Accident Prevention”
States highlighted in yellow are states where fatals have been reported
Number is Red indicate fatals reported in that state.
Take Responsibility for Accident Prevention
Date of Accident: 4/26/2002
Job Title: Mechanic/Welder
Mining Experience: 16 years
Victim was fueling a Caterpillar D11 bulldozer in the pit of a surface coal mine. While fueling the bulldozer ,victim\'s service truck began to roll away, down a 6-8% grade toward a parked haul truck. The victim ran after the service truck, mounted the running board, and apparently slipped off and fell under the rear tandem wheels. The truck continued another 35 feet, struck the front of the haul truck, and stopped. The service truck traveled approximately 225 feet before hitting the haul truck. Wheel chocks were found at the site. They appeared to have been used, but did not prevent the truck from moving downhill.
Do not leave mobile equipment unattended unless the brakes are set.
When mobile equipment is left unattended on a grade, turn the wheels into a bank or berm, or properly block them.
During task training, emphasize proper methods of blocking the wheels of parked equipment.
Perform tasks such as refueling on level ground, whenever possible.
Date of Accident: 8/13/2002
Job Title: Highwall Drill Operator
Mining Experience: __ year
Victim was fatally injured when he fell twenty-three feet off the edge of a highwall. The victim was walking from his truck along the drill bench to his highwall drill in dark and foggy conditions when the accident occurred. The victim was able to call for help using a cell phone. The victim was rescued, however, he later expired as a result of injuries.
Provide and use appropriate lighting in work areas after dark.
Establish and use designated travelways to travel to and from work areas.
Always be aware of your surroundings and any hazards that may be present.