Serious Accident Alert - Miner Overcome by Vapors
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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

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

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Topics:  Occupational Safety and Health

On June 28, 2017, Hazardous material spilled from the top of the tanker around a damaged agitator seal. The miner stopped the spill at the tanker bay control station and attempted to clean up the spill by washing it into a sump. He noticed a very strong chemical odor and his vision became blurry. The miner attempted to leave the area and ran a short distance before losing consciousness.

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