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

Making Hydraulic Hoses

Safety Something YOU can live with!
Mine Type: All
Category: Maintenance, Longwalls, Mobile Equipment, and General Safety


A crucial part of hydraulic hose safety depends on the care taken when fabricating the hose assemblies. Failure of a pressurized hose assembly creates a potential for personal injury to equipment operators or anyone working near the equipment, fire, and equipment damage.

Fabricating techniques to minimize hydraulic hose failures include:



MSHA extends a thank you and a tip of the hardhat to
Mike Maggard,
winner of a limited edition sticker and patch.

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Issued: 09/13/2007
Tag # AP2007- 94147