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

Life Jackets

Safety Something YOU can live with!
Mine Type: All Surface
Category: General Safety


Safety Tip: Life jackets do save lives. Wear yours.

Two miners recently drowned while working on or near water. A miner drowned at a dredging operation when the boat he was working from sank. Although he could swim, he was not wearing a life jacket. His companion, a non-swimmer, was able to grab two small tanks that floated by him. He survived. In effect, these tanks acted as his "life jacket."

Dredge on River Two freon tanks tied together


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

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Safety Something YOU can live with!
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The following practices may save your life.

Reissued: 04/30/2002
Tag # AP2002-M037


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