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METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY -On October 4, 2001, a 39-year-old service truck driver, with 8-weeks mining experience was fatally injured at a sand and gravel mine when he struck an embankment after losing control of his truck while descending a grade.

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  • Equipment operators should ensure braking systems are operational and capable of stopping equipment before descending steep roadways.
  • Manufacturers load limits should not be exceeded.
  • Equipment should be operated in lower gears conducive to safe travel on steep grades.
  • Seat belts should be provided and worn whenever mobile equipment is being operated.
  • More Information E-mail Suggestion for Accident Prevention Program Submit your own suggestion for a remedy to prevent this type of accident in the future.
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    This is the 23rd fatality reported in calendar year 2001 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 2000, there were 38 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the 13th fatality classified as Powered Haulage in 2001. There were 15 Powered Haulage fatalities in the same period in 2000.

    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:
    Fatal Alert Bulletin Icon MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report