MINE FATALITY – On August 24, 2023, a miner died while preparing a wash plant for relocation. In the process of lowering the feed box into the travel position, the miner was pinned between the feed box and the handrail.
- Block machinery components against motion before beginning maintenance or repairs.
- Do not work under suspended loads.
- When conducting a non-routine task, review safe procedures before starting work and ensure all safety components are in place and working.
This is the 29th fatality reported in 2023, and the 13th classified as “Machinery.”
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Original article published by MSHA