MSHA December 16, 2022 Fatality - Fatality Alert
"On December 16, 2022, a contract mechanic died while removing the counterweight of an excavator, when it fell and struck him.
Block machinery components against motion before beginning maintenance or repairs.
Assure blocking material is substantial and installed correctly to support and stabilize the load.
Assure miners position themselves in a safe location and away from potential pinch point areas.
Train miners to conduct repairs according to manufacturer recommendations."