On July 27, 2017, in Arizona, a miner was fatally injured when his light-duty truck was run over by a haul truck. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Best Practices

    • ·  Do not park smaller vehicles in a large truck’s potential path of movement.
    • ·  Before moving mobile equipment, be certain no one is in the intended path; sound the horn to warn possible unseen persons; and wait to give them time to move to a safe location.
    • ·  Ensure all persons are trained to recognize workplace hazards – specifically, the limited visibility and blind areas inherent to operation of large equipment and the hazard of mobile equipment traveling near them.
    • ·  Establish procedures that require smaller vehicles to maintain a safe distance from large mobile equipment until eye contact is made or approval to move closer is obtained from the mobile equipment operator. Provide training on these procedures.
    • ·  Install cameras and collision avoidance systems on large trucks to protect persons.
    • ·  Regularly monitor work practices and reinforce their importance. Take immediate action to correct unsafe conditions or work practices.

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