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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On June 23, 2000, a 57-year-old tire contractor with no mining experience was fatally injured at a crushed stone operation. The victim was using a radio controlled, truck mounted, power handler to load a 1,600- pound tire onto his service truck. As the tire was being moved, it fell from the attachment and pinned the victim against the service truck.

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Best Practices

  • Persons should not be positioned near suspended loads.

  • Hitches, slings and attachments used to hoist material should be securely fastened to the load.
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    This is the 24th 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 sixth fatality classified as Machinery in 2000. There were four Machinery 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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