Evaluate the stability of any uncompacted ground prior to operating mobile equipment on it, especially after heavy rains.
Require flotation devices be maintained in the operator's cab on mobile equipment working in the vicinity of water.
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This is the 15th fatality reported in calendar year 2002 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 2001, there were 13 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the first fatality classified as Other (Drowning) in 2002. There were no Other fatalities in the same period in 2001.
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