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

Tramming While Positioned
Within The Turning Radius
Of The Remote Control
Continuous Miner
Can Be Fatal

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


Tramming While Positioned Within The Turning Radius Of The Remote Control Continuous Miner Can Be Fatal


Fatal accident statistics show that the majority of all non-maintenance related crushing accidents involving remote controlled continuous mining machines happened when the victim was located within the turning radius of the machine while it was being trammed.

Statistics show that your location (OUTSIDE of the MACHINE'S TURNING RADIUS) is the single most important factor that prevents remote controlled continuous mining machine crushing injuries.

Never position yourself in the turning radius of the remote control continuous mining machine while it is being repositioned or trammed for a place change. Never enter the "red zone" 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- M91009