May 22nd MSHA Fatality Alert
"MINE FATALITY – On May 22, 2023, a miner died when the haul truck he was operating overturned, when the edge of the bank at a dump point gave way. The haul truck landed on the roof of the cab.
Conduct workplace and ground condition examinations before work begins in an area.
Dump material from a safe location and push the material over the edge with a bulldozer.
Ensure dump locations on unconsolidated material are properly designed, constructed, and maintained.
Construct substantial berms as a visual indicator to prevent overtravel. Clearly mark dump locations with reflectors and/or markers.
Never load material from the toe of a stockpile that is directly below an active dump point. This may lead to an over steepened and unstable slope.
Wear a seatbelt. Install advanced systems that restrain miners during roll-overs..."