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MSHA Fatality Aert - November 5, 2022


Mine Safety and Health Administration
MSHA Nov 5, 2022 Fatality Alert

January 13, 2023 - On November 5, 2022, a miner died when he was engulfed in a coal stockpile. 

Best Practices:

  • Equip grates and feeders with mechanical clearing devices to prevent miners from being exposed to hazards of falling or sliding material.
  • Make sure miners do not travel by foot on stockpiles or near the toe of stockpile slopes.
  • Make sure miners can be seen, heard, or can communicate with others when working alone under hazardous conditions. 
  • Examine working places to identify the potential for falling or sliding materials prior to allowing access to areas in or around grates and feeders.
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