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MSHA Mine Fatality




MSHA - MINE FATALITY – "On January 7, 2022, a 49 year-old front-end loader operator with 15 years of mining experience died when a large rock fell from the mine roof, crushing the cab of the front-end loader. When the accident occurred, the victim was loading material from a recently blasted shot.


Best Practices:

Scale the back and ribs before performing work in an area.

Conduct examinations of the back, face, and ribs where miners work and travel.

Install suitable ground support where conditions warrant.

Use geologic hazard mapping to identify adverse conditions and be aware of changing ground conditions.

Train miners to identify workplace hazards and take action to correct them."


View the final report and review best practices here:

https://www.msha.gov/data-reports/fatality-reports/2022/january-7-2022-fatality/final-report

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