Mine Fatality - Metal Beam Falls on Worker
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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

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

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Topics:  Work Management/Planning, Welding/Hot Work - Grinding, Mining

On August 3, 2017, a 32-year-old miner with 6 years of mining experience was fatally crushed while he was cutting one end of a metal beam. He was dismantling a metal structure at a preparation plant when the beam fell on him. This is the eleventh fatality reported in 2017 in the coal mining industry and it is classified as Falling Material. As of this date in 2016, seven fatalities were reported, with none in this classification.

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