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

Remote Controlled
Load Haul Dump Equipment

Safety Something YOU can live with!
Mine Type: Underground MNM
Category: Haulage

Photo of man using LHD In a recent non-fatal accident, a remote controlled, diesel powered, Load Haul Dump (LHD) operator was pinned against the rib by the rear of the machine while performing mucking operations on a grade. The machine design permitted full machine articulation with the brakes applied. Once the parking brake was released, the machine could free-wheel and coast down a grade if the brakes were not applied by a separate joystick switch. To protect yourself and stay in control:

Reissued: 04/30/2002
Tag # AP2002-M011

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