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

Cable Handling, Remote Control Continuous Miners

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Mine Type: Underground Coal and Non-Metal
Category: Section Face Equipment


Cable Handling, Remote Control Continuous Miners

When handling the cable within the turning radius of the remote control continuous miner, de-energize the machine and remote control unit according to established safe work practices.

Many fatal and near miss accidents have occurred because the cap lamp cord, a tool, or a body part accidentally pushed a tram lever.

Ensure that you and your co-workers always work safely.

DO NOT RISK entering the remote control continuous miner's turning radius to handle the cable unless the machine and remote control unit are de-energized according to established safe work practices.

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Issued: 03/23/2005
Tag # AP2005-M91005