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MSHA – Mine Fatality #22

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First published by MSHA.

MINE FATALITY – On October 19, 2020, an excavator’s bucket struck a plant operator who was standing on the cross beam of a grizzly hopper screen.

Accident scene where an excavator’s bucket struck a plant operator who was standing on the cross beam of a grizzly hopper screen
Best Practices:

•   Never swing buckets over work areas or operator’s compartments.
•   Maintain communication between equipment operators and miners on the ground.
•   Maintain control of equipment while it is in operation.
•   Train miners to safely perform their tasks.

Additional Information:

This is the 22nd fatality reported in 2020, and the seventh classified as “Machinery.”


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