Individual or Team Actions » LTA equipment use

99Powered Haulage - West Virginia Elk Run Coal Company - Republic Energy

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Brief Description of Incident/Accident & Description of Consequences/Outcomes:

On Friday, February 6, 2009, a 70 year old contract truck driver with eight weeks experience on this job was fatally injured while driving a truck on a coal haulage road. The truck struck the left embankment at an angle, travelled approximately 97 feet down grade, and turned over on the road. The victim was fatally injured when he was trapped under the cab of the truck.

Energy Type(s) Involved:

truck overturned and crushed operator

Equipment Type(s):


Root & Contributing Cause(s):

LTA competency

LTA hazard identification

LTA use of restraining device

LTA work method

Preventative/Recommended/Accepted Steps of Risk Mitigation, Points of Interest:

Best Practices

Never operate a truck or other mobile equipment without using a seat belt.

Observe all speed limits, traffic rules, and ensure that grades on haulage roads are appropriate for haulage equipment being used.

Know the truck's capabilities, operating ranges, load-limits and properly maintain the brakes and other safety features.

Always select the proper gear and downshift well in advance of descending the grade.

Routinely monitor work habits and examine work areas to ensure that safe work procedures are followed.

Train all employees on proper work procedures and hazard recognition and avoidance.


United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)


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Reference Type:

Fatalgram #n/a

Mine Type:

Surface Mine > Surface Coal Mine


Potential & Kinetic - Mechanical > Object(s) in motion - Equipment at speed





United States

ICAM Categories

Organisational Factors


Task or Environmental Conditions


Individual or Team Actions

• LTA awareness

• LTA competency

• LTA equipment use

• LTA hazard identification

• LTA Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Failed or Absent Defences


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