Fatality Alert - Fitting Ejected from 500-ton Hydraulic Jack Killing Worker
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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

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

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Maintenance, Heavy Equipment, Mining

MSHA MINE FATALITY - On March 6, 2019, a 35-year-old contractor with 35 weeks of experience was fatally injured when he was struck by a relief valve that was ejected from a 500-ton hydraulic jack. The hydraulic jack was being engaged to make contact with the frame of a P&H 4100A shovel when the relief valve was ejected.

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