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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on June 20, 2022


May 26, 2023 - On June 20, 2022, a contract driller was working outside of his drill when he fell from the top of a highwall.

Best Practices

  • Wear fall protection when there is a danger of falling.  Assure fall protection has a suitable fall arrest and a secure anchorage system.
  • Train miners to properly use their personal protective equipment and to recognize potential hazards from falls and to safely perform tasks.
  • Provide communication systems when assigning miners to work alone.
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