Pre-operational checks should be made on all equipment, to identify any hazards that may affect the safe operation of the equipment, before the equipment is placed into service.
All hazards that affect the safe operation of equipment should be reported and repaired prior to operating the equipment. Never operate unsafe or poorly maintained equipment.
All miners assigned to operate equipment must be trained in the operational capabilities of the equipment. Load capacities of materials hauled should be consistent with the capabilities of the equipment being operated. In making this determination, consideration should be given to the grades to be encountered within the work area.
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This is the first fatal accident, reported in calendar year 2001, in the coal mining industry. As of this date in 2000, there were two fatalities reported in the coal mining industry. This is the first fatal accident, classified as powered haulage, reported in the coal mining industry in 2001. At this time in 1999, there were no fatal accidents, classified as powered haulage, in the coal mining industry.
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