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 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

  • 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