Serious Accident Alert - Fall from Cone Crusher
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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

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

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Topics:  Maintenance, Heavy Equipment

An accident occurred on July 25, 2017 when a miner was attempting to change the oil filter on the diesel motor for the cone crusher. The miner was using a filter wrench to remove the filter while standing on the battery box adjacent to the motor. The filter wrench broke and slipped causing the employee to fall about 5 feet to the ground causing injury.

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