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MSHA – Mine Fatality #17

MINE FATALITY – On April 20, 2023, a contract laborer died while removing the side plate off a shaker screen. The unsupported side plate fell over and struck him.

Mine Fatality

FATALIDAD EN LA MINA - El 20 de abril de 2023, un trabajador contratado murió mientras retiraba la placa lateral de una criba agitadora.

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Best Practices
  • Block machinery components against motion before beginning maintenance or repairs.
  • Ensure blocking material is installed correctly and is of adequate size and strength to support and stabilize the load.
  • Ensure miners position themselves in a safe location and away from potential pinch point areas.
  • Train miners in safe work procedures and hazard recognition. Monitor personnel routinely to ensure they follow safe work procedures.
Additional Information

This is the 17th fatality reported in 2023, and the seventh classified as “Machinery.”


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Original article published by MSHA