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MSHA September 28, 2022 Fatality - Fatality Alert



"On September 28, 2022, a miner died when he was engulfed in a collapsed stockpile. The miner was working close to the toe of the stockpile to remove material off the top of a surge tunnel's feeder to clear a blockage.

Best Practices:

  • Operators should have procedures to safely clear blockages from feeders, and train miners to stay out of areas where there is a danger of falling or sliding material.

  • Equip feeders with mechanical clearing devices to prevent exposing miners to hazards of falling or sliding material.

  • Make sure miners trim stockpiles to prevent hazards."

Review best practices and download the pdf here: https://www.msha.gov/data-reports/fatality-reports/2022/september-28-2022-fatality/fatality-alert

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