Personnel should be trained in safe work procedures. Persons should stay clear of suspended loads. Hitches and slings used to hoist materials should be suitable for the particular material being handled.
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This is the 12th fatality reported in calendar year 2001 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 2000, there were 14 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the third fatality classified as Powered Haulage in 2001. There were eight Powered Haulage fatalities in the same period in 2000.
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