The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) says a 29-year old labourer was fatally injured when his truck veered off the haul road and climbed an embankment, causing the vehicle to overturn. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
- Always wear a seat belt when operating mobile equipment.
- Operate mobile equipment at speeds consistent with the conditions of roadways, tracks, grades, clearance, visibility, curves, and traffic.
- Maintain control and stay alert when operating mobile equipment, especially vehicles with high centers of gravity.