May 2, 2023 Fatality – Fatality Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

May 2, 2023 Fatality – Fatality Alert

Accident Report: Fatality Reference

May 2, 2023 Fatality

5-2-2023 FATALITY ALERT.PDF (302.77 KB)
MINE FATALITY – On May 2, 2023, a miner died when he was struck by a mobile radial stacker conveyor.

Best Practices

Provide safe access to all working places by identifying hazards around belt conveyor systems.
Deenergize, lock out, tag out, and block equipment from hazardous motion before performing maintenance or repairs.
Provide remote e-stops to allow for safe access around moving equipment.
Train miners to work around moving equipment, including the hazards associated with the work to be performed. 
Additional Information

This is the 18th fatality reported in 2023, and the fourth classified as “Powered Haulage.”
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