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.

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  • 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

  • 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