MSHA Alert - Serious Accident Alert - Haul Truck

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Serious Accident Alert

Surface Open Pit Gold – A haul truck operator lost control while traveling down a haul road.  The truck struck a berm causing the truck to cross the road and travel through another berm.  The truck flipped end over end and came to rest on its top.  The operator received minor injuries. The operator was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Best Practices

  • Wear your seatbelt.
  • Maintain control of mobile equipment.
  • Eliminate distractions while operating equipment.  Stop if you need to, eliminate the distraction and then continue your work.
  • Ensure that objects inside of the cab are secured so they don’t become airborne during an accident.