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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.

Best Practices:

Operators should:

  • 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."

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