Seatbelts……
A Good Choice
State Mine Inspectors Office – 2010
Every Year…
 Thousands of vehicles are involved in
motor vehicle accidents.
 Some are private, personally owned
vehicles...
No Matter!
 But it doesn’t matter who owns the
vehicle, statistics show you have a much
better chance of surviving an acc...
Off Road Vehicles
 The same is true for mining, construction
and Off Road vehicles. Cabs are designed
to protect the driv...
January 8, 2008. The truck over-traveled the edge of the dump and rolled down
the spoil slope approximately 140 feet.
Who ...
Who Survived??
 August 4, 2007. Haul truck ran thru berm and traveled
approximately 200 feet to bottom of pit.
Which one Survived?
Why???
Even though there was much
more damage to this haul truck,
the operator was wearing his
seatbelt, which kept him in the
ca...
2008 Seat Belt Statistics
 In 2008, seat belt use stood at 83%, up from 82% in 2007.
 Seat belt use increased to 90% on ...
Recent incident -
No Injuries….still belted into seat…
The Odds are Against YOU!
 Fifty-five percent of those killed in
passenger vehicle occupant crashes in
2008 were not wear...
Who Survived?
Who Survived?
 Neither the driver or the passenger was
wearing a seatbelt. The driver was able to
hang onto the steering ...
What is Wyoming’s Seatbelt Law?
 Each driver and passenger of a motor vehicle
operated in this state shall wear, and each...
What is Wyoming’s Seatbelt Law?
 The Wyoming Seatbelt Coalition estimates the economic
impact of traffic crashes on the s...
What are you reasons?
 Do you wear a seatbelt?
 If you don’t, why?
Does Your Company Have a
Policy?
 ALL companies have mandatory seat belt
policies for company vehicles. It’s also the law...
Did he survive?
Wear Your Seatbelt!
If not for you……
Do it for them…..
Seatbelts - a good choice
Seatbelts - a good choice
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  • First haul truck - a 29-year old contract miner with 3 years of total mining experience and 4 weeks of experience at the mine was fatally injured in a powered haulage accident. The accident occurred as the victim was dumping spoil material on the H Pit Level, of the Joe Day Branch area of the mine site. The victim was operating a Caterpillar 777B rock truck when he backed over the dump point and continued down the slope for approximately 140 feet. The truck broke into two pieces, and came to rest with the cab of the truck facing up the slope and the bed upside down facing down the slope. The victim was ejected from the truck and sustained fatal injuries.
    2nd haul truck – driver had 8 weeks of experience, but he was wearing his seatbelt. He was operating a 240 ton Leibehr coal truck. When extricated from the cab, he was still strapped into the seat. It is estimated that the haul truck was airborne for at least 50 feet before it struck the slope, broke in two, then traveled another 150 feet on it’s top. The seatbelt kept the operator in the cab and prevented him from being ejected, which saved his life. He had very minimal injuries and basically walked away from the accident scene.
  • Truck was heading to the dump, fully loaded and operator fell asleep. Truck climbed an 8 foot berm and then rolled once down a 130 foot drop.
  • When rescuers reached the truck, the operator was still belted into seat. The operator received no injuries and walked away from the wreck. Notice the cab is still intact with no damage. The windshield was busted out after the incident by the rescuers so that the driver could be extracted safely.
  • March 22, 2010. Haul truck hauling bentonite to the plant got off the road and rolled on it’s side. Truck was traveling less than 30 mph. There was a driver who was a trainee and a passenger who was the trainer. Who was wearing their seatbelt and who survived this roll over?
  • When asked why he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, the driver stated, “well, the trainer wasn’t wearing his, so I thought it was ok not to wear mine….normally I always wear my seatbelt…..” The driver did not sustain any injuries and was found standing in the middle of the road by the EMS personnel who responded to the 911 call.
  • Yes, he did. How ever he made it under the bumper of the 793 haul truck, it was his seatbelt that kept him in place so that when the rest of the truck was destroyed, the driver’s seat was left virtually untouched. If he hadn’t been wearing the seatbelt, he would have been thrown into the path of either the steering arms, front tire or engine oil pan.
  • Seatbelts - a good choice

    1. 1. Seatbelts…… A Good Choice State Mine Inspectors Office – 2010
    2. 2. Every Year…  Thousands of vehicles are involved in motor vehicle accidents.  Some are private, personally owned vehicles.  Some are company owned vehicles used for work.
    3. 3. No Matter!  But it doesn’t matter who owns the vehicle, statistics show you have a much better chance of surviving an accident if you use your seatbelt and stay in the vehicle.
    4. 4. Off Road Vehicles  The same is true for mining, construction and Off Road vehicles. Cabs are designed to protect the driver and passengers as long as they are located in the vehicle.  Seatbelts keep you in the vehicle.
    5. 5. January 8, 2008. The truck over-traveled the edge of the dump and rolled down the spoil slope approximately 140 feet. Who Survived??
    6. 6. Who Survived??  August 4, 2007. Haul truck ran thru berm and traveled approximately 200 feet to bottom of pit.
    7. 7. Which one Survived?
    8. 8. Why???
    9. 9. Even though there was much more damage to this haul truck, the operator was wearing his seatbelt, which kept him in the cab. He escaped with minor injuries.
    10. 10. 2008 Seat Belt Statistics  In 2008, seat belt use stood at 83%, up from 82% in 2007.  Seat belt use increased to 90% on expressways and remained at 80% for surface streets.  In states where rear seat belt use was not required in 2008, only 66% of adult passengers wore their seat belts while sitting in the backseat. In states where rear seat belt was required, 85% of adult backseat passengers buckled up. Source: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
    11. 11. Recent incident -
    12. 12. No Injuries….still belted into seat…
    13. 13. The Odds are Against YOU!  Fifty-five percent of those killed in passenger vehicle occupant crashes in 2008 were not wearing a seat belt. Sixty- four percent of those killed during the night were unrestrained, compared to 45% during the day. Source: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
    14. 14. Who Survived?
    15. 15. Who Survived?  Neither the driver or the passenger was wearing a seatbelt. The driver was able to hang onto the steering wheel and stay in the cab and survived the roll over. The passenger was ejected thru the windshield on impact and later died.
    16. 16. What is Wyoming’s Seatbelt Law?  Each driver and passenger of a motor vehicle operated in this state shall wear, and each driver of a motor vehicle shall require that a passenger under twelve (12) years of age shall wear, a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt when the motor vehicle is in motion on public streets and highways. Wyoming State Statute 31-5-1401(a)
    17. 17. What is Wyoming’s Seatbelt Law?  The Wyoming Seatbelt Coalition estimates the economic impact of traffic crashes on the state in 2007 was $441 million. Seat belts, the coalition notes, reduce serious injury by 45 to 50 percent in cars and 60 percent in pickups, minivans and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). As of 2008, Wyoming is among the least successful states in the nation in getting its citizens to buckle up.
    18. 18. What are you reasons?  Do you wear a seatbelt?  If you don’t, why?
    19. 19. Does Your Company Have a Policy?  ALL companies have mandatory seat belt policies for company vehicles. It’s also the law.  Yet, in Wyoming, many “work place” fatalities actually happen on the highway.  These drivers are NOT wearing seatbelts!
    20. 20. Did he survive?
    21. 21. Wear Your Seatbelt! If not for you…… Do it for them…..

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