First published by MSHA
MINE FATALITY – On June 20, 2022, a contract driller was working outside of his drill when he fell from the top of a highwall.
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- Wear fall protection when there is a danger of falling. Assure fall protection has a suitable fall arrest and a secure anchorage system.
- Train miners to properly use their personal protective equipment and to recognize potential hazards from falls and to safely perform tasks.
- Provide communication systems when assigning miners to work alone.
This is the 14th fatality reported in 2022, and the second classified as “Slip or Fall of Person.”
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