Establish procedures for moving machinery and equipment. Assure that personnel do not position themselves in proximity to moving machinery. Maintain clear visibility with all personnel in the vicinity of moving equipment. Keep trailing cables on the operator's side of the machine when moving the machine.
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This is the 18th fatal accident reported in calendar year 2002 in the coal mining industry. As of this date in 2001 there were 13 fatalities reported in the coal mining industry. This is the second fatal accident classified as Machinery in 2002. At this time in 2001 there was one fatal accident classified as Machinery 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