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MNM Serious Accident Alert Plant - Conveyor

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Sand & Gravel Mine – A miner fell from a conveyor and received serious injuries. The miner was working atop the tail pulley section of an inclined conveyor while changing a speed reducer; he fell approximately 42 inches to the ground.  There were no handrails and the two miners were not using fall protection equipment. 

Conveyor belt feeding misc stuff
Best Practices: 
  • Establish safe work procedures, which include incorporating the manufacturer's recommendations, to assure that workers are not exposed to hazards when performing maintenance, repairs, or demolition activity.
  • Prior to beginning work, ensure that all workers are trained in safe work
  • Examine work areas during the shift for hazards that may be created as a result of the work being performed
  • Before starting any work, clear the area of tripping and stumbling hazards
  • Provide and maintain safe access to all work areas
  • Secure structures against unexpected movement when performing demolition work
  • Stay focused on your work for your own safety and the safety of your fellow workers