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MSHA – Mine Fatality #4

MINE FATALITY – On April 15, 2024, a miner died when the tail section of a collapsible belt conveyor fell and pinned him between the tail section and middle section.  The miner was working as part of a crew to tear down the conveyor in preparation to be moved.

Accident scene where a miner died when the tail section of a collapsible belt conveyor fell and pinned him between the tail section and middle section.
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Best Practices
  • Block all equipment against hazardous motion before beginning work.
  • Stay clear of suspended loads.
  • Never enter or work in pinch points or Red Zones around equipment.
  • Identify hazards associated with the task, review those hazards with all miners involved, and implement measures to protect miners.
  • Train all miners in the safe performance of tasks.
Additional Information

This is the fourth fatality reported in 2024, and the third classified as “Powered Haulage.”


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Original article published by MSHA