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Most surface mine fatalities involving mobile equipment are a result of poor communication, limited visibility, or lapses in judgment. Specific incidents include haul trucks running over pedestrians and smaller vehicles, or crushing miners between other vehicles, equipment, or structures. To prevent serious injuries and fatalities, miners and others on site should always follow the rules of the road and obey all traffic and warning signs. Communicate clearly with equipment operators via radios, hand signals, and eye contact. Stay out of equipment blind spots, and avoid pinch and crush points.