MSHA Fatality Alert - June 9, 2021
July 6, 2021 - On June 9, 2021, two miners were fatally injured when a locomotive collided with the personnel carrier in which they were riding.
- Install lights or other engineering controls to let miners know when it is safe to travel on track haulageways.
- Implement a communicaton system so that one person, who is not on any mobile equipment, has the sole authority to authorize travel on track haulageways.
- Establish and maintain effective communication protocols that require identification, location and intended travel, between locomotives, light vehicles and foot traffic.
- Train miners on proper traffic patterns and procedures.
Miners and mine operators can find safety and health information on MSHA.gov.