Luck’s remote control technology recognized with safety award

By |  March 11, 2014
Luck Stone

Luck Stone partnered with Anchises Equipment, a Canadian company, to equip a wheel loader with remote control technology.

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) bestowed Luck Stone, a Richmond, Va.-based company, with its inaugural award for mine safety and health technology innovations in the stone, sand and gravel sector.

According to a press release, the award was presented at NSSGA‘s Annual Convention General Session on March 6 in Las Vegas. Luck won the award for its work to further improve safety through technological innovation. The company successfully modified a Cat 988G loader so the operator could run the machine either remotely or traditionally from the cab.

Luck says this innovation was needed because pit loader operators can be exposed to increased hazards during some mining activities, such as loading from a muck pile that has a boulder on top, mining a slot or certain scaling operations.

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