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Section: 30CFR 56.11001
Date: 02/26/2010
District: NC
Negligence: Low
Injury or Illness: Reasonably Likely
Injury or illness could be expected to be: Lost Workdays or Restricted Only
Significant and Substantial: Yes

Condition or Practice: A safe means of access was not provided while servicing the articualting haul truck. A miner would leave the cab area and traverse a norrow walkway over the top of the fender to the engine compartment. The miner would then open the engine cover while standing on a 24" deck which narrow to 12" wide. He would check and fill fluids such as windshield washer, engine oil, and coolant. Muddy footprints could be seen on the deck. Nothing was being used to stop a fall. The miner was exposed to a 57" fall to the ground. The fall would result in severe strains, sprains, and broken bones. This was a routine practice normally done at the start of each shift.

Action to Terminate: The miner is using fall protection. The railing system for the truck is being designed by the mine operator.

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