| MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
Longwall Move Safety
|Mine Type: Underground Coal|
|Category: Haulage and Transportation, and Longwalls|
From 1995 to 2006, there have been three fatalities and several close calls involving motormen contacting protruding longwall shields sitting on low-boys (material haulers). When placing a shield on a low-boy, always remember to keep the shield securely anchored in the center of the hauler. Mark the shield with a highly visible warning device or reflective sign. Load the shield so the shield tip does not extend past the edge of the low-boy.
When operating a locomotive, do not position yourself next to the shield. Keep the longest part of the locomotive between you and the shield tip.
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|Tag #||AP2006- 92237|