Mining Product: Haul Trucks Can Kill!

Original creation date: October 2016

Non-Peer Reviewed Journal Article - October 2016

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20049253

Coal Zoom 2016 Oct; :8832

Reference - Spanish - August 2017

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20051170

NIOSH [2017]. �Los volquetes pueden matar! Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Departamento de Salud Y Servicios Humanos, Servicio de Salud P�blica, Centros para el Control y la Prevenci�n de Enfermedades, Instituto Nacional para la Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional, 2017 agosto; :1.

Haul trucks are important pieces of mining equipment and vital to many surface operations. Haul trucks can also be dangerous, accounting for more than 10% of all fatal accidents in mining and a significant number of nonfatal injuries. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted an analysis of fatal injuries associated with haul trucks. Researchers reviewed the fatal accident reports and determined the contributing factors for these fatalities. Over the past 20 years, haul trucks have contributed to the deaths of 152 miners. The majority of these fatal injuries were sustained by haul truck drivers.

Download an infographic that presents the six key actions haul truck drivers can take to help prevent a fatal accident.

For Spanish speakers: download the infographic en espanol.

Authors: WL Porter

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Non-Peer Reviewed Journal Article - October 2016

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20049253

Coal Zoom 2016 Oct; :8832

Reference - Spanish - August 2017

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20051170

NIOSH [2017]. �Los volquetes pueden matar! Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Departamento de Salud Y Servicios Humanos, Servicio de Salud P�blica, Centros para el Control y la Prevenci�n de Enfermedades, Instituto Nacional para la Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional, 2017 agosto; :1.


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