Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other

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MSHA – Mine Fatality #28

MINE FATALITY – On August 21, 2023 a crusher lid that was being moved into place struck a miner when the rigging broke. The miner died from his injuries on August 23, 2023.

Accident scene where a crusher lid that was being moved into place struck a miner when the rigging broke.
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Best Practices
  • Do not work under suspended loads.
  • Use properly rated lifting equipment and ensure that the load is well secured.
  • Attach tag lines to suspended loads to steady or guide the load.
  • Communicate lift plans to all persons working in the lift zone. Follow manufacturer’s recommended work procedures.
Additional Information

This is the 28th fatality reported in 2023, and the twelfth classified as “Machinery.”


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Original article published by MSHA