MNM Serious Accident Alert – Surface – Kiln

Surface – Lime –  On May 9, 2018, a miner was burned while lighting a gas-fired kiln. Gas accumulated inside the kiln before the pilot light was inserted through an opening in the hood.  When the main burner ignited, the flame propagated to the area outside the kiln through the hood opening, catching the worker’s shirt on fire. The miner suffered significant burns and will require a lengthy hospitalization. The green jacket-draped chair in the image shows where the worker was positioned when the flame blow-back occurred. Read more»