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MSHA Mine Fatality Alert - Fatality of February 14, 2022


May 12, 2022 - On February 14, 2022, a 34 year-old maintenance technician died while driving a lube truck underground.  The truck over traveled the edge of a stope and fell approximately 60 feet into the stope drift.

Best Practices:

- Provide berms, bumper blocks, safety hooks, or similar impeding devices at dumping locations where there is a hazard of over travel.

- Examine working places before work begins for conditions that may adversely affect safety and health

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