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June 20, 2022 Fatality - Fatality Alert

Accident Report: Fatality Reference: 

MINE FATALITY – On June 20, 2022, a contract driller was working outside of his drill when he fell from the top of a highwall.

Accident scene where a contract driller was working outside of his drill when he fell from the top of a highwall.
Best Practices: 
  • Wear fall protection when there is a danger of falling.  Assure fall protection has a suitable fall arrest and a secure anchorage system.
  • Train miners to properly use their personal protective equipment and to recognize potential hazards from falls and to safely perform tasks.
  • Provide communication systems when assigning miners to work alone.
Additional Information: 

This is the 14th fatality reported in 2022, and the second classified as “Slip or Fall of Person.”