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Mine Safety and Health Materials

MSHA offers a variety of materials to assist trainers and mine operators in promoting a safe and healthy environment at U.S. mines. Use the search column or scroll through the most recent listings below to find materials for safety talks and trainings at your mine.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 6/12/2019

Surface – Iron Ore – On April 29, 2019, a miner suffered minor injuries when his haul truck traveled over the edge of a stock pile dump point causing the truck to roll onto its top

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 5/10/2019

Facility – Cement – On May 7, 2019, a miner suffered burns to his body when superheated gases carrying hot, fine, alkaline particles were forcefully expelled through an open proces

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 2/27/2019

Surface - Gold – On 10/22/2018, a contract employee fell 20 feet during the installation of a building roof at the mine.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 10/5/2018

Sand and Gravel – On September 19, 2018, two miners were injured when a building partially collapsed during construction.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 9/27/2018

Equipment Alert: - Manufacturer Notice – Honeywell Recalls Hard Hats – Added 9/25/2018

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 9/26/2018

Surface Crushed & Broken Granite – On August 9, 2018, a miner was injured when the pan scraper he was operating stalled, travelled through a berm and rolled over a bench.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 8/30/2018

Surface – Limestone –  On July 9, 2018, a miner was injured when the belt conveyor he was standing on unexpectedly moved.  The miner was standing on the conveyor to repair the crus

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 8/15/2018

Surface - Gold – On 6/19/2018, a miner was seriously injured while making repairs on a rotating screen plant.  A chain used to lift a thrust bearing failed and struck the miner in

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 8/9/2018

Surface – Copper  On June 15, 2018, a miner fell from a man basket while exiting an electric shovel.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 8/3/2018

Surface – Lead-Zinc  On April 11, 2018, a miner received serious injuries when he was struck by a piece of metal floor grating.  A construction supervisor stepped on a sec