Michigan Aggregates Association

MSHA Close Call Accident Alert – Dozer

On May 21, 2018, a dozer operator was working on a waste pile when the soil beneath the dozer sloughed into the adjacent pond, causing the dozer to become submerged in the pond.  The dozer came to rest approximately 12 feet beneath the water’s surface.  Fellow miners were able to dig a trench and drain the pond, which allowed rescue crews to access the cab.  The miner climbed free from the cab after spending over two hours below the surface.

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