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Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
Miner's Tip

Safe Transportation Sense

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Mine Type: Underground Coal, MNM and Nonmetal Mines
Category: Haulage and Transportation

Safe Transportation SenseWhen we were kids the bus driver told us to stay seated until the bus came to a complete stop. At that time in our lives we needed to be given obvious safety information. Now that we are older we sometimes need to be reminded of the same thing. As most miners can tell you the mantrip unloads a lot faster at quitting time than at starting time. Safe Transportation Sense Now this is just human nature. It only becomes a problem when we get in such a hurry that we don't wait until the mantrip comes to a complete stop before getting off.

      Being first in the shower isn't worth the risk of tripping and falling in front of a moving mantrip and not getting to the shower at all. Remember "Stay seated until the mantrip comes to a complete stop".

Issued: 08/02/2004
Tag # AP2004- M-108

MSHA extends a thank you and a tip of the hardhat to Gary Totten of Powellton, WV, a winner of a limited edition sticker and patch. If you have a tip you would like to pass on, you can e-mail it to If your Miner's tip is selected, you will receive credit in this space.