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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On February 2, 2000, a 45-year-old miner with 2 years mining experience was fatally injured at an underground gold mine. The victim was operating a water truck when he backed over an unguarded edge, into the open stope.

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  • Berms, bumper blocks, safety hooks or similar impeding devices must be provided at dumping locations where there is a hazard of over-travel or overturning.

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    This is the sixth fatality reported in calendar year 2000 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1999, there were five fatalities reported in these industries. This is the third fatality classified as Powered Haulage in 2000. There were two fatalities in the same period in 1999.


    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.

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