Michigan Aggregates Association

MSHA Close Call Accident Alert – Surface Sand and Gravel

Surface – Sand and Gravel – On 3/13/2018, a front end loader operator was constructing an embankment to detour material away from the water supply. While backing up, the front end loader backed over top of the roadway berm, slid down the embankment, and rolled onto its roof. The front end loader operator unfastened his seat belt and exited the front end loader through the right side door window, which broke when the machine overturned.

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