MSHA issues Fatalgram after truck driver is engulfed by sand

Kerry Clines

April 10, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Fatalgram following the death of a truck driver at a construction sand and gravel plant. On March 14, 2017, an independent owner/operator truck driver was engulfed by sand when he walked behind his raised end-dump trailer while dumping his load at Trinity Industries’ Cottonwood #1204 plant in Texas.

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

This is the second fatality reported in 2017 in metal/non-metal mining, and the first fatality from Fall of Material.

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