Haulage truck dump-site safety.
Turin FC; Wiehagen WJ; Jaspal JS; Mayton AG
NOIRS 2000--Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2000, Pittsburgh, PA, October 17-19, 2000. Pittsburgh, PA: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2000 Oct; :23-24
Dump-site injuries occur at all major mineral industries. Working in elevated areas near an edge is a common hazard for operators of off-highway mobile mining equipment. This report will examine serious injuries involving haulage trucks working at dump-sites for the period 1988 to 1997. Data were acquired from injury reports gathered by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). This work is organized into three primary sections. The first presents an overview of the frequency and severity of injuries. The second analyzes injury characteristics using MSHA defined data fields and author defined injury classifications. Key findings are discussed in the third section. In summary, 370 serious injuries were identified, 26 of these were fatalities. Although haulage truck dump-site activities resulted in a small proportion of surface mining injuries, these injuries were much more likely to result in death or significant lost time than most other surface mining injuries. The findings of this report support that haulage truck dump-site activities are worthy of continued study by those interested in improving the health and safety of workers at surface mines.
Accident rates; Accident statistics; Accidents; Accident prevention; Injuries; Traumatic injuries; Injury prevention; Surveillance programs; Statistical analysis; Epidemiology; Mining equipment; Mining industry; Mineral processing
NOIRS 2000 Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2000, Pittsburgh, PA., October 17-19, 2000