MSHA Safety Alert -Three Miners Killed in One Week
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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

Publisher:  U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration

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Topics:  Vehicle Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Operations, Work Management/Planning, Heavy Equipment

ACCIDENTS OCCUR WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT
MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION TO PREVENT THEM!

Three fatal accidents have occurred within a week at metal and nonmetal mines. These accidents might have been avoided had there been proper berms, proper risk analysis, and careful planning before work began.

On 09/16/2013, a 58 year old miner was killed when the haul truck he was driving traveled through a berm and over a highwall.

On 09/18/2013, a 56 year old miner was killed when he was engulfed by material in a hopper.

On 09/19/2013, a 32 year old miner was killed when the truck he was driving flipped over.

MSHA is asking everyone to take a moment to focus on the tragic circumstances and consequences of these recent deaths. Also, it is important to remember October is historically the deadliest month for miners. Please stay alert and take the necessary actions needed to stop these accidents from recurring.

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