March 6, 2019 Fatality - Preliminary Report

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Preliminary Report Overview: 

A contract miner was placing the last of four 500-ton hydraulic jacks in position under a 4100A shovel when the relief valve was ejected from the jack. The hydraulic jack was being pumped up to make contact with the shovel frame. The relief valve struck the victim in the lower left abdomen causing a deep laceration.