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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On June 19, 2000, a 29-year-old commercial truck driver with no mining experience was fatally injured at a sand and gravel operation. The victim had just turned off the state highway and was struck by a train as he drove his over-the-road truck onto mine property.

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Best Practices

  • Mobile equipment operators should always stop before entering rail crossings.

  • Mobile equipment should always yield to rail traffic.
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    This is the 23rd fatality reported in calendar year 2000 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 1999, there were 20 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the 12th fatality classified as Powered Haulage in 2000. There were six Powered Haulage 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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