MSHA issues Fatalgram, best practices regarding 11th and 12th fatalities of 2017

Kerry Clines

November 15, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration issued a Fatalgram following an accident that left two miners dead. On October 31, 2017, a 340-ton haul truck ran over a passenger van carrying nine miners at the Marigold Mine in Nevada. The driver of the van and the miner in the front seat were fatally injured. Of the remaining seven miners, one suffered a non-life threatening injury.

Haul Truck Runs Over Van

MSHA offers the following Best Practices to help prevent this type of accident:

This is the 11th and 12th fatality reported in 2017 in metal/non-metal mining and the 4th and 5th Powered Haulage fatality. This is the second accident this year where a smaller vehicle was run over by a haul truck.

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