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December 13, 2021 Fatality - Fatality Alert

Accident Report: Fatality Reference: 

MINE FATALITY – On December 13, 2021, a miner was fatally injured when he became entangled in the drill steel of the roof bolting machine he was operating.   

Accident scene where a miner was fatally injured when he became entangled in the drill steel of the roof bolting machine he was operating.
Best Practices: 
  • Before performing maintenance and repair work on roof bolting machines or other equipment:
    • Turn off the engine.
    • Securely block equipment against hazardous motion by following manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Never touch or hold the drill steel while it is rotating.
  • Do not wear loose-fitting or bulky clothing when working around any machinery with rotating parts.
  • Train miners to perform their assigned tasks safely.
Additional Information: 

This is the 36th fatality reported in 2021, and the seventh classified as “Machinery.”