Persons need to be properly trained concerning all working conditions which surround them, including roadways.
Vehicles should be operated at safe speeds at all times
Vehicles should be regularly checked for proper brakes, steering lights, tires, seat belts, etc. Defects should be corrected prior to operating the vehicle.
This is the 34th fatality reported in calendar year 1999 in the coal mining industry. As of this date in 1998, there were 29 fatalities. This is the 5th fatality classified as POWERED HAULAGE in 1999.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report [FTL99C34 ]