Always lock and tag out before doing electrical work.
Electrical work shall be performed by a qualified electrician or persons trained to do electrical work under the direct supervision of a qualified electrician.
High voltage circuits must be grounded at all times while work is being performed.
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This is the 2nd fatal accident, reported in calendar year 2002, for the coal mining industry. As of this date in 2001, there were no fatals reported for the coal mining industry. This is the first fatal accident, classified as electrical for the coal mining industry in 2002. At this time in 2001, there were no fatal accidents, classified as electrical, for the coal mining industry.
The information provided in this notice is based on preliminary data ONLY and does not represent final determinations regarding the nature of the incident or conclusions regarding the cause of the fatality.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report