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Especially when operating machinery, workers should always be attentive to changes in ground conditions and visibility.
All personnel, who operate mobile equipment, should be instructed to wear their seatbelts, where required, at all times when the equipment is in motion.
Workers and mine management should always be alert to changing weather conditions and insure that proper examinations are made after every rain, freeze or thaw, prior to entering specified work areas.
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This is the 42nd fatal accident in the coal mining industry reported in calendar year 2001. As of this date in 2000, there were 36 fatalities reported in the coal mining industry. This is the fourth fatal accident classified as a machinery accident in the coal mining industry in 2001. At this time in 2000, there were ten fatal accidents classified as machinery accidents in the coal mining industry.
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.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report