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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 4/14/2018

Surface – Sand and Gravel – On April 14, 2018, an excavator operator was trapped in the cab for several minutes after material from a bank fell engulfing the excavator.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 4/12/2018

Surface – Limestone – On March 26, 2018, a miner received a serious head injury when he fell 7.5 feet from the jaw crusher work platform.  The miner was in the process of removing

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 4/5/2018

Underground – Sandstone– On March 24, 2018, two miners were using a man-lift to charge (load) blast holes with non-electric blasting caps, 8-grain boosters and ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) blas

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 4/4/2018

Since January 26, 2017, there have been four miners fatally injured when performing work around conveyor belts in underground coal mines.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 3/29/2018

Surface – Sand and Gravel – On 3/13/2018, a front end loader operator was constructing an embankment to detour material away from the water supply.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 3/22/2018

Surface – Stone On March 7, 2018, a welder was installing a caged ladder on a screening deck when the ladder suddenly fell, striking his hard hat.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 3/16/2018

Plant – Limestone – On 2/01/2018, the victim was cleaning up spillage near the dryer when his gloved right hand was pulled into the reciprocating feeder.  He received serious injur

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 3/8/2018

On February 12, 2018, a plant operator was assisting another miner in removing a head pulley. While ascending a 12-foot step ladder, the victim’s foot slipped and he slid down the ladder.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 3/1/2018

On February 8, 2018, a plant operator was shoveling material from around a crusher when a rock fell from the Surge Bin deck above, striking the victim on the head.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 2/22/2018

Surface – Sandstone  On 01/18/2018, a miner was operating an excavator equipped with a rock breaker attachment to break up large boulders.  A rock penetrated the right side