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Short presentation on the 2008 Mining fatality in Wyoming.

Short presentation on the 2008 Mining fatality in Wyoming.

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  • 1. Coal Mine Fatality October 28, 2008
  • 2. Summary
    • Incident happened on the north west corner of the 3 rd bench of the overburden benches.
  • 3. Summary – cont.
    • Shovel called for a clean-up.
    • Rubber tire dozer came around trucks to give clean-up.
    • First truck thought he needed to back up to give dozer some room and made radio call to inform other trucks of his intentions.
    • Second truck acknowledged and started to back up to give first truck room.
    • Second truck did not see third truck in mirrors and back into third truck, trapping operator who was out and behind cab.
  • 4.
    • Third truck had pulled up about 30-40 feet behind second truck
    • Third truck was smaller than second truck (190 ton – 240 ton)
    Summary – cont.
  • 5. Summary – cont.
    • Bed of larger truck struck the top of the cab of smaller truck, pushing top of cab back
    • Cab pushed back brake cabinet, trapping the operator that was behind cab.
  • 6. Summary – cont.
    • Operator was trapped, facing electrical cabinets, between brake cabinet and air tank.
    Standing here Facing this direction
  • 7.
    • Extrication took approximately one hour.
    • Victim was transported to the local hospital and Flight for Life was called in.
    • Victim passed away before he could be loaded onto the Flight for Life
  • 8. Why you should always make sure the other guy can see you……….
  • 9. And your cab is always the safest place to be………. Driver Seat has no damage