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

Tramming Safety using Remote Controls

Safety Something YOU can live with!
Mine Type: Underground Coal
Category: Section Face Equipemnt


Drawing Depicting Miner and Continuous MinerOver the years, many miners have been fatally injured while operating continuous mining machines by remote control, most of them while tramming the continuous miner from "place-to-place". The majority of these accidents have occurred to machine operators or helpers being caught between the right rear of the mining machine and the coal rib. The following practices have proven to reduce hazards:

Drawing Depicting Miner and Continuous Miner


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Reissued: 08/12/2002
Tag # AP2002-M007