Mobile equipment should be thoroughly inspected for defects that affect safety prior to being placed into operation
Service brakes on mobile equipment should be capable of stopping and holding the equipment with its typical load on the maximum grade it travels
Parking brakes on mobile equipment should be capable of holding the equipment with its typical load on the maximum grade it travels
All braking systems installed on mobile equipment should be maintained in functional equipment
Operators of mobile equipment should wear seat belts whenever the equipment is in operation
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This is the 44th fatality reported in calendar year 2000 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. (On 8/8/2000, the Fatality Review Committee determined that fatal no. 8 on 2/21/2000 was not chargeable). As of this date in 1999, there were 48 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the 18th fatality classified as Powered Haulage in 2000. There were 17 Powered Haulage fatalities in the same period in 1999.
The information provided in this notice is based on preliminary data ONLY and does not represent final determinations regarding the nature of the incident or conclusions regarding the cause of the fatality.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report