MINE FATALITY – On October 19, 2020, an excavator’s bucket struck a plant operator who was standing on the cross beam of a grizzly hopper screen.
• Never swing buckets over work areas or operator’s compartments.
• Maintain communication between equipment operators and miners on the ground.
• Maintain control of equipment while it is in operation.
• Train miners to safely perform their tasks.
This is the 22nd fatality reported in 2020, and the seventh classified as “Machinery.”