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Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
Miner's Tip

Roll Off Container Truck Safety

Safety Something YOU can live with!
Mine Type: All Mines
Category: Haulage and Transportation

Whether the container contains cargo or refuse, it is large and potentially dangerous. The box can slip to one side or the other, the cable or hook can break or slip, the rear door can fly open, or the contents can fall out. Any of these can cause serious injury or death. Six related accidents have been reported in the mining industry since 2000. Roll Off Container Truck Safety

Although none of these resulted in a fatality, like any accident, an inch or two closer or a second or two later could have resulted in loss of life.

Follow these basic safety rules when containers are being loaded or unloaded:

MSHA extends a thank you and a tip of the hardhat to
Charles R. Murray Jr. of Harleyville, NC
a winner of a limited edition sticker and patch.

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Issued: 04/28/2006
Tag # AP2006-92501