MSHA July 17, 2023 Fatality - Fatality Alert
"On July 17, 2023, a miner died while performing repairs on a gyratory crusher. When a component was being suspended by a crane, a lifting eye welded to the component broke free striking the miner.
Ensure that all miners stay clear of stored energy while performing repairs.
A certified welder should weld any lifting eye and ensure the welding rod is suitable for the materials joined together.
Examine lifting equipment and connection points for cracks or deformation prior to lifting.
Use low energy ropes and straps to minimize rebound effects when objects break."