Always set the parking brakes and block machinery against motion before repairs are performed.
Know and follow safe work procedures before beginning repairs.
Examine work areas before starting work.
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This is the 17th fatal accident reported in calendar year 2002 for the coal mining industry. As of this date in 2001, there were ten fatal accidents reported for the coal mining industry. This is the sixth fatal accident classified as "Powered Haulage" in 2002. At this same time in 2001, there were two fatal accidents in the coal mining industry classified as "Powered Haulage."
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