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Park brake failure - truck rolls away

What An unattended, partly loaded bulk explosives truck rolled 20 meters before the driver climbed aboard stopped it by applying the foot brake. The driver had applied the park brake before disembarking. Why The park brake lever did not lock into position when... Read more


Aro Mobile Bolter Ran Away When Parked On Steep Slope

The machine was drawn back from the face to the intersection, parked and the power turned off. The machine then moved uncontrolled towards the face on the 14% gradient. The operator restarted the machine and stopped it's travel and drove... Read more


Parking Mobile Equipment Safely

Several fatalities have occurred over the years in both surface and underground mines due to vehicles running away after being stopped and left unattended. In some instances, the incorrect brake was applied and as air or hydraulic pressure leaked off,... Read more


PARK BRAKE FAILURE

In recent months in mines in south-western New South Wales, there have been a number of unplanned movements of Eimco 913s. They have resulted from a broken brake shaft as well as the brakeactuating lever moving on the splined brake... Read more


Eimco 913 Lhd Runaway

An Eimco 913 ran out of fuel approximately 50m from the top of a 1:7 men and materials drift. The driver articulated the machine and parked it into the rib of the drift and completed the rest of the mine’s... Read more


Fatal Powered Haulage Accident - Emery County, Utah

What A 31-year old contract truck driver with three years experience was fatally injured at a surface truck lead-out area. While travelling the truck became stuck in loose gravel in a muddy area. A mine employee parked a rubber-tired loader above... Read more


Surface Nonmetal Mill (Crushed Limestone) Fatal Powered Haulage Accident Lopke Quarries, Inc. (ASI) Apalachin, Tioga County, New York at Barren

What A 60 year-old contract maintenance mechanic with 5 years mining experience was fatally injured at a surface crushed stone operation. After parking a service truck, the victim walked between the truck and a generator trailer. The truck rolled forward and... Read more


Fatal Powered Haulage Accident, K-J Trucking Co. (F20), Harrogate, Tennessee , James Long Trucking (H435), Speedwell, Tennessee at Preparation Plant,

What Two truck drivers were fatally injured after being struck by a truck. Both victims, along with two other truck drivers, were inside a pump house eating lunch when a parked, unattended, coal truck rolled down the haul road and struck... Read more


Underground Metal Mine (Platinum) Fatal Powered Haulage Accident Stillwater Mine Stillwater Mining Company Nye, Stillwater County, Montana

What A 27-year-old miner first class, with 4 years mining experience was fatally injured at an underground platinum mine. The victim had parked his load-haul-dump tractor (LHD) and was loading steel into the bucket by hand when the LHD drifted forward... Read more


Surface Metal Mine (Gold) Fatal Powered Haulage Accident South Area Newmont Mining Corp. Carlin, Eureka County, Nevada

What A 38-year-old maintenance mechanic with 16 years mining experience was fatally injured at a surface gold mine. The victim and a co-worker were performing maintenance on the transmission of a haulage truck that was parked outside the shop. The bed... Read more


Surface Nonmetal Mill (Crushed Limestone) Fatal Powered Haulage Accident Lopke Quarries, Inc. (ASI) Apalachin, Tioga County, New York at Barren

What A 60 year-old contract maintenance mechanic with 5 years mining experience was fatally injured at a surface crushed stone operation. After parking a service truck, the victim walked between the truck and a generator trailer. The truck rolled forward and... Read more


MSB No. 070 Franna mobile cranes- uncontrolled movement

What A 12t Franna crane was observed rolling backwards from where it had been parked. It came to rest when the rear of the crane impacted a building after traveling a distance of 27m. Why When dismounting the cabin the driver probably knocked... Read more


Report of Investigation - Fatal Powered Haulage Accident - Emery County, Utah

What A 31-year old contract truck driver with three years experience was fatally injured at a surface truck lead-out area. While travelling the truck became stuck in loose gravel in a muddy area. A mine employee parked a rubber-tired loader above... Read more


Surface Metal Mine (Gold) Fatal Powered Haulage Accident South Area Newmont Mining Corp. Carlin, Eureka County, Nevada

What A 38-year-old maintenance mechanic with 16 years mining experience was fatally injured at a surface gold mine. The victim and a co-worker were performing maintenance on the transmission of a haulage truck that was parked outside the shop. The bed... Read more


(SURFACE COAL MINE) FATAL POWERED HAULAGE K. T. Trucking, Inc. (ID No. BUB) Pratt, Kanawha County, West Virginia at

What A 25-year-old coal truck driver was fatally injured in a surface haulage accident. He positioned himself between the tractor and trailer, directly in front of the tractor's rear tires. The victim was crushed beneath the tractor tires as the... Read more


(SURFACE COAL MINE) FATAL POWERED HAULAGE K. T. Trucking, Inc. (ID No. BUB) Pratt, Kanawha County, West Virginia at

What A 25-year-old coal truck driver was fatally injured in a surface haulage accident. He positioned himself between the tractor and trailer, directly in front of the tractor's rear tires. The victim was crushed beneath the tractor tires as the... Read more


Brake Switch Failure

Parking Brake Switch failed to the released position as Operator exited the truck. ... Read more


Fatal Machinery Accident - Pike County, Kentucky

What A road grader operator was fatally injured on the haul road of a surface coal mine. While the victim was outside the cab of the parked road grader, it began to roll backwards down grade. The grader came to rest... Read more


SB 8 UNCONTROLLED MOVEMENT OF VEHICLES

Several recent high potential incidents involving mine/quarry vehicles have prompted the issue of this Safety Bulletin.  Brief details of some incidents are given below: An off-highway dump truck on hire ran-away, a few minutes after it was parked and travelled about... Read more


Fatal Powered Haulage Accident July 10, 2002, Yokum Trucking (PDU) Birdseye, Indiana, at Craney Mine Solar Sources,

What A 44-year old mechanic/ truck driver was fatally injured while attempting to free the transmission on a coal haul truck. The mechanic positioned himself under the truck to remove the drive shaft. When the drive shaft was removed, the... Read more



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