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MSHA Fatality Alert for July 21, 2022, Fatality

"On July 21, 2022, a miner received fatal injuries when his right arm became entangled in an auger (screw) conveyor.

Best Practices:

  • Secure all conveyor covers in place during normal operation. Keep tools, clothing, and body parts away from moving conveyors.

  • De-energize, lock out, tag out, and block machinery against hazardous motion before performing repairs or maintenance. Never perform work on a moving conveyor.

  • Examine work areas and equipment. Report defects to miners and assure defects are corrected and recorded. Test emergency shut-off devices frequently."

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