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Section: 56.14130e2
Date: 04/21/2015
District: NC
Negligence: Low
Injury or Illness: Unlikely
Injury or illness could be expected to be: Lost Workdays or Restricted Only
Significant and Substantial: No

Condition or Practice: The Roll-over Protective Structure (ROPS) on the CAT 140G grader, sn:
72V13054, had modifications performed without approval from the ROPS
manufacturer or under the instructions of a registered professional engineer
with knowledge and experience in ROPS design. There were 12 holes drilled into the right rear vertical post. The holes ranged from 3/16 of an inch to 5/16 of an inch in diameter. The left vertical post had 3 holes and 2 pieces of lx1 inch flat stock welded on with 3 welds measuring 2 inches in length. The
machine travels over relatively flat ground with minimal slope on the mine
roads as well as the county road. The machine is used approximately 65 hours a year. Should the machine roll-over and the modified ROPS fail a miner may
receive broken bones and or roll-over type crushing injuries. The machine was
acquired years prior with the modifications already being present. The mine operator did not perform any of the modifications

Action to Terminate: Manufacturer issued a fix for the dealer to perform and complete to Re-Certify the ROPS Cab.

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