A loaded haul truck collided with a pickup, when the pickup truck operator attempted to turn around on the haul road after missing the turn off.
The pickup truck operator suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for further evaluation. MSHA offers this advise to reduce the risk of such accidents.
- Always maintain control of self-propelled mobile equipment when it’s in motion
- Provide and maintain traffic controls to ensure safe movement of self-propelled mobile equipment
- Maintain safe travelling distances between mobile equipment on haulage roads
- 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 travelling near them.
This safety alert can be posted on bulletin boards, used in safety talks, or given to miners and contractors as a hand out.