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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 7/19/2018

Plant – Cement  –  On July 2, 2018, a miner in the process of dumping the contents in the vaccum truck was seriously injured when he tripped while chasing the vacuum truck that began to roll away.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 7/12/2018

Surface – Crushed & Broken Stone –  On June 16, 2018,  a mechanic fell 10 feet from a portable cone crusher.  The mechanic struck his head on the crusher before landing on the

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 7/6/2018

Surface – Sand and Gravel  On May 18, 2018, a contractor sustained serious burns when he was working in a electrical panel and touched an electrified feed line with a scre

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 6/21/2018

Surface – Sand  On May 21, 2018, a dozer operator was working on a waste pile when the soil beneath the dozer sloughed into the adjacent pond, causing the dozer to become

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 6/7/2018

Surface – Taconite  On May 17, 2018, a miner was injured when the excavator he was operating rolled down a 28-foot-high pile of eroded material.  

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 5/31/2018

On May 15, 2018, while operating a locomotive underground, a miner hit his head on a low clearance ventilation bulkhead.  The miner received head injuries but was able to walk out of the mine and n

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 5/17/2018

Surface – Phosphate  On April 19, 2018, a miner was trouble shooting a electrical issue on a skid mounted control center for a pumping system when they came in contact wit

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 5/10/2018

Surface – Limestone – On April 5, 2018, a concrete pumper truck made contact with a 13.2 KV overhead powerline.   The powerline broke and fell on the cab of a tractor trailer truck

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 5/3/2018

Surface – Slope Failure –  On April 18, 2018, a front-end loader operator observed that a portion of the "dirt dump" or refuse pile located on the top rim of the quarry had sloughe

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 4/26/2018

Surface – Sand A tire contractor was seriously injured when the front-end loader he was repairing fell on him.  The front-end loader had been lifted and placed on cribbing