March 20, 2017
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Serious Accident Alert following a multiple vehicle accident at a sand mining operation in January 2017. A loaded haul truck collided with a pickup truck when the pickup truck operator attempted to turn around on the haul road after missing the turn off. The pickup truck operator reportedly suffered minor injuries, but was taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
MSHA offers the following Best Practices to help prevent this type of accident: