Onboard and centralized sensor-and-computer systems are said to be saving lives, simplifying jobs and preventing costly disruptions

By Jesse Morton, Technical Writer

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported in late November that a shift boss at a limestone pit op was crushed to death when a loaded hauler “ran over her pickup truck at the crusher site.”According to MSHA, it was the 14th mine site fatality reported in 2018. It was the seventh powered-haulage fatality, up one from the previous year. In the report, MSHA listed four best practices, one of which was “install and maintain collision avoidance/warning technologies on mobile equipment.”
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