Best PracticesFor pumps which may overheat due to loss of fluids or from cavitation:
Provide pump housing with thermal sensing device that will de-energize the circuit.
Provide pump with remotely located on/off controls.
Never de-energize an overheated pump from close proximity.
Install cut-off valves or other devices to prohibit back-flow of water into overheated pumps.
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This is the 3rd 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 an exploding vessel accident in 2002. At this time in 2001 there were no fatal accidents, classified as exploding vessel accidents 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