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

Don't Enter The Turning Radius
Until the Remote Control
Continuous Miner Stops Moving

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


Remote Control Continuous Miner


To avoid crushing injuries, do not enter the Turning Radius surrounding a remote control continuous mining machine until the pump motor has been turned off and the machine has COMPLETELY STOPPED.

If a remote control continuous mining machine is tramming, turning, or rotating, it may continue to move for a few seconds after the pump motor is turned off or the machine off switch is activated. During this time, the machine may travel a few extra feet especially when operating on uneven bottom.



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Issued: 07/01/2009
Tag # AP2009-06-25