A 44-year old shift supervisor was killed when a loaded Caterpillar 785B haul truck ran over her pick-up truck at a crusher site, says the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
- Communicate and verify with all equipment operators your planned movements and location upon entering a work area.
- Ensure all persons are trained to recognize workplace hazards. Specifically, train equipment operators on the limited visibility and blind spot areas that are inherent to the operation of large equipment. Do not drive or park smaller vehicles in mobile equipment’s potential path of movement.
- Instruct all operators on the importance of using flags or strobe lights on the cabs of their vehicles to make haulage truck operators aware of their location.
- Install and maintain collision avoidance/warning technologies on mobile equipment.