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MSHA Final Report Issued For Fatality on September 9, 2022



May 5, 2023 - On September 9, 2022, a dredge operator drowned while working in a dredge pond.

Best Practices:

  • Make sure a competent person conducts workplace examinations before miners begin work to identify conditions that may adversely affect safety.
  • Make sure miners wear life jackets or belts where there is danger of falling into water.
  • Make sure miners maintain communication when working alone.
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