Originally Posted by DirtMerchant
Keep in mind due to new rules/regulations more and more front shovels are being fitted with buckets larger then the machine can fill. WCB/THEMAN has issues with heaped full buckets because when a 5 foot boulder rolls out while the machine is swinging it can do serious damage and/or cause a fatality, Most coal mines is the states only run buckets that machine is able to fill 3/4. That way it's safer and production stays the same.
Not sure where you got that information, but I would question it's source as it's certainly not true everywhere...including mines in BC.