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Fatality Report - Dozer Belly Pan (U.S.)

Wednesday, 21 January, 2009 - 11:00
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COAL MINE FATALITY - On Wednesday, March 12, 2008, a 47-year old mechanic/contractor with 21 years of experience was fatally injured while attempting to remove a front guard assembly (belly pan) from a bulldozer. The victim was positioned beneath the bulldozer, removing mounting bolts from the bulldozer guard. The guard was supported by a chain attached to a remote-operated truck-mounted crane. As the bolts were removed, the chain support slipped and the guard fell.

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Tony Robertson
Special Inspector of Mines
Mines Safety Branch | Resources Safety Division | Department of Consumer and Employment Protection
* PO Box 500 Collie WA 6225
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