Accident Report: Fatality Reference
MINE FATALITY – On August 21, 2023 a crusher lid that was being moved into place struck a miner when the rigging broke. The miner died from his injuries on August 23, 2023.
- Do not work under suspended loads.
- Use properly rated lifting equipment and ensure that the load is well secured.
- Attach tag lines to suspended loads to steady or guide the load.
- Communicate lift plans to all persons working in the lift zone. Follow manufacturer's recommended work procedures.
This is the 28th fatality reported in 2023, and the twelfth classified as “Machinery.”