MSHA - Fatal Electrical Accident November 18, 2013
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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

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

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Topics:  Electrical, Occupational Safety and Health, Operations, Maintenance, Work Management/Planning

On November 18, 2013, a 33-year old contract electrician foreman with 14 years of experience was injured at a crushed stone mine. The victim was working in a 480-volt electrical enclosure, pulling cable for a new pump that was being installed, when he contacted energized conductors. He was transported to a hospital where he died on November 22, 2013.

This is the 18th fatality reported in calendar year 2013 in metal and nonmetal mining. As of this date in 2012, there were 16 fatalities reported in metal and nonmetal mining. This is the 1st Electrical fatality in 2013. There were 0 Electrical fatalities in the same period in 2012.

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