MSHA Investigation Report – Fatal Powered Haulage Accident October 31, 2017

This document is a regulator investigation report of double fatality collision between a loaded 340-ton haul truck and a light vehicle at Marigold Mine, a multiple bench, open pit and heap leach, surface gold operation located near Valmy, Humboldt County, Nevada.

?The accident occurred because management did not ensure miners followed policies, procedures and controls on communicating with heavy mobile equipment in a congested area. The van driver did not communicate with the haul truck driver when he parked the van adjacent to the haul truck. Traffic rules were not followed to ensure heavy mobile equipment was aware of all traffic in a congested area.?

Corrective Action: The Company updated policies and procedures and developed new training materials, adding information concerning blind spot awareness and communication. Using the updated policies and procedures and new training material, the operator retrained the workforce.


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