Surface – Limestone - Two miners working from a man-lift, securing electrical cables with zip-ties, positioned the boom of the man-lift in the path of a rack and pinion elevator car.
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.
Underground – Marble - A truck-mounted crane, operated by a certified crane operator (contractor), contacted a 25K volt incoming power line at the surface operations of an underground mine.
Surface – Industrial Sand – On March 20, 2017, a miner was unloading sand from the bottom of the rail car when he slipped and was pulled up into the conveyor.
Surface – Cement – A miner had just finished welding on the plant’s crusher and decided to jump from the next to the last step of a fixed ladder to reach the ground.
Surface Construction Sand & Gravel – A miner entered a feed hopper to remove bolts on the skirt board.
Surface Construction Sand & Gravel - A miner was operating a portable crusher when a large rock fell striking him on the left side of his head. The miner was wearing a hard hat at the time.
Surface Sand and Gravel – The scrubber tower located at the mine structurally failed moments after a miner traveled through the area.
Metal and Nonmetal Underground Mines
Surface – Sand – A dozer operator was backing up a hill when his ripper tooth went into the hood of a quarry foreman’s truck.
Preventing Fall of Person Accidents