Fatality Alert - Haul Truck Traveled Through Berm into Icy Pond
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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

Publisher:  U. S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Vehicle Safety, Mining

On January 25, 2018, an articulated haul truck traveled through a berm and into an ice covered pond, submerging the truck's cab. Rescuers utilized divers and tow trucks to pull the submerged truck from the pond and recover the victim. Do not operate heavy equipment when fatigued. The effects of fatigue include tiredness, reduced energy, and physical or mental exhaustion. These conditions become progressively worse as fatigue increases.

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