Highwalls shall be examined and monitored often.
All miners should be trained to recognize hazardous highwall conditions
Drill operators should not place themselves in close proximity to the highwall face.
This is the fifth fatality reported in calendar year 1999 in the coal mining industry. As of this date in 1998, there were five fatalities. This is the second fatality classified as Fall of Highwall in 1999.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL99C05]