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Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
Miner's Tip

Don't Get Caught
In A Moving Conveyor

Safety Something YOU can live with!
Mine Type: Surface, Underground, Mills and Plants
Category: Belt Conveyors and Material Handling, Material Handling
Think of a moving conveyor as something that could kill you. Serious injuries and death have resulted from items getting caught by a conveyor, and pulling the miner into the pinch point between the roller and the belting. Things you might not even think about get caught. The following are examples that have been mentioned in accident reports: Don't Get Caught In A Moving Conveyor

Here are a few things you can do to avoid these accidents:



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Issued: 05/13/2005
Tag # AP2005- T89671