MSHA (USA) Fatality Report from September 2018. CAT 793C Haul Truck where the fire started from steering oil spraying onto hot surfaces and the escalation of the outcome to a fatality arose from:

  • failure of the suppression system to deploy due to lack of maintenance emergency egress stairs being poorly maintained so they could not be deployed by hand main stairs not deploying (trapping the operator)
  • medical complications of the injured worker, and
  • inability to provide emergency response at the operator’s cabin


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