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100 • ROCK products • August 2019 www.rockproducts.com Aggregates Industry Almanac MSHA Report fatalities reported. This was the third MSHA fataility classi- fied as Powered Haulage in 2019. There were four Powered Haulage accident classification fatalities during the same period in 2018. Accident Classification: Powered Haulage Location: River Road Quarry, Davidson County, Tenn. Mine Controller: Vulcan Materials Co. Mine Type: Surface Mined Material: Crushed Broken Limestone NEC On June 10, a 22-year-old contractor with three years of expe- rience, was fatally injured when he was pinned between a front-end loader and a concrete block. The victim was working in a conduit trench, preparing to install a junction box. The plant manager was using a front- end loader above to back fill the trench. The front-end loader over travelled the edge and toppled into the trench. Mine Safety and Health Administration 20 12th St S Suite 401 Arlington, VA 22202-5450 www.msha.gov Email: AskMSHA@dol.gov Phone: (202) 693-9400 Tim Watkins Administrator for Enforcement, Watkins.Timothy@dol.gov, (202) 693-9529 Brian Goepfert Deputy Administrator, Goepfert.Brian@dol.gov, (202) 693-9640 Emily Hargrove Special Assistant, Hargrove.Emilly@dol.gov, (202) 693-9635 Lawrence Trainor Accident Investigations Manager, Trainor.Lawrence@dol.gov (202) 693-9644 Monique Spruill Chief, Health Division, Spruill.Monique@dol.gov, (202) 693-9464 Nancy Wilson Management Officer, Wilson.Nancy@dol.gov, (202) 693-9607 Key Contacts Best Practices • Establish and discuss safe work procedures. Identify and eliminate or control all hazards associated with the task being performed. • Train and monitor persons on safe work positioning. •  Keep mobile equipment a safe distance from the edge of unstable ground, open excavations, and steep embankments. • Operating speeds should be consistent with conditions of roadways, grades, and the type of equipment used. • Assure equipment operators are familiar with their work- ing environment. Front-end loader operators must ensure personnel are not near the machine when in operation. Additional Information This was the 10th MSHA fatality reported in calendar year 2019. As of the same date in 2018, there were nine MSHA fatalities reported. This was the fourth fatality classified as a Powered Haulage accident in 2019. There were five fatal- ities classified as Powered Haulage accidents during the prior-year period. Accident Classification: Powered Haulage Location: East Sand Plant, Oklahoma County, Okla. Mine Controller: Dolese Brothers Co. Mine Type: Surface Mined Material: Sand Common On June 24, a 34-year-old contractor with 10 years of experi- ence, received fatal injuries when he fell beneath the wheels of a tractor-trailer. Miners were using a bulldozer to pull the tractor-trailer, which had become stuck in the sand. As the tractor-trailer began to be pulled, the victim was seen walking toward the side of the truck. The victim died at the scene from crushing injuries after being run over by the truck wheels. Best Practices • Do not allow people to ride in any area of a vehicle that is not equipped with a seat belt. •  When approaching large mobile equipment, do not pro- ceed until you communicate and verify with the equipment operator your planned movement and location. • Stay in the line of sight with mobile equipment operators. Never assume the equipment operator sees you. •  Ensure, by signal or other means, that all persons are clear before moving equipment. Additional Information This is the 11th MSHA fatality reported in calendar year 2019. As of this date in 2018, there were 11 fatalities reported. This is the fifth fatality classified as a Powered Haulage accident in 2019. There were six Powered Haulage accident classification fatalities during the same period in 2018.

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