MSHA's Safety Targets Program
Lock Out/Tag Out (Coal) Safety Awareness
Of these 17 accidents, 10 involved a miner directly contacting energized electric circuits, and 6 involved being caught or struck when performing maintenance on equipment while it was still energized.
MSHA believes that these types of accidents can be prevented if operators follow the simple guidelines outlined in this "Lock Out / Tag Out" package.
MSHA is distributing this information to increase hazard awareness among miners who install and maintain electric circuits or who perform maintenance on electrically powered equipment and machinery. Please use this to increase awareness and assist in training electricians, mechanics, and other miners who use or work around this type of equipment.
Please review this information with miners in your operation and learn about accidents involving failure to properly De-energize, Lock and Tag. MSHA hopes that this information will help you take measures to prevent you and other miners from being involved in similar accidents. Remember, "The life you save may be your own."
Please share this information with your co-workers and discuss it at safety meetings. If you have questions or need additional copies of this information, please contact Michael Getto by phone
at 304 547 2303 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1. January 21, 2000 Fatality #1, Leeco, Inc., No. 74 Mine
2. February 18, 2000 Fatality #4, The Day Mining Inc.
3. April 30, 2000 Fatality #10, Garret Mining Inc., Mine No. 3
4. August 16, 2000 Fatality#22, BGS Construction, Inc., Consolidation Coal Company, Blacksville No. 2
5. April 19, 2001 Fatality #7, The Ohio Valley Coal Company, Powhatan No. 6
6. July 20, 2001 Fatality #11, Blue Diamond Coal Company, #77 Mine
7. January 24, 2002 Fatality #2, Mackie J Coal Company, No. 4 Mine
8. May 21, 2002 Fatality #13, Lone Mountain Processing, Inc., Huff Creek No. 1
9. February 5, 2004 Fatality #4, Spartan Mining Company, Ruby Energy
10. August 29, 2004 Fatality # 17, Hobet Mining Company, Hobet 21 Surface Mine
11. September 26, 2004 Fatality #19, Consolidation Coal Company, Buchanan #1
12. October 23, 2004 Fatality #23, Omega Mining, Inc., Southern Crescent Mine
13. June 1, 2005 Fatality
#6, The Pittsburg & Midway Coal Mining
14. October 30, 2006 Fatality #43, Double Bonus Coal Company, Mine No. 65
15. November 5, 2006 Fatality #45, Peabody Western Coal Company, Kayenta Mine
16. December 4, 2007 Fatality #32, Mammoth Coal Company, No. 130 Mine
17. May 16, 2008 Fatality #9, Aracoma Coal Company, Inc., Aracoma Alma #1 Mine
Weekly Safety Talks
1. Week 4
2. Week 18
3. Week 30
4. Week 44
30 CFR Underground Coal
30 CFR Surface Coal
Program Policy Manual
MSHA District 3 Electric Lockout Presentation (Powerpoint)
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