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MNM Serious Accident Alert Surface - Conveyor

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Surface Limestone – A miner was in the basket of a raised man lift working near a stacker conveyor belt when his right arm became entangled in the head pulley. The victim was transported to a local hospital but doctors were unable to reattach his arm. 

blue basket transport cage
Best Practices: 
  • Do not attempt to work on or near an operating conveyor until it has been DE-ENERGIZED and the power has been LOCKED OUT. Afterward, components must be BLOCKED AGAINST HAZARDOUS MOTION.
  • Establish and discuss safe work procedures.
  • Examine work areas and identify and control all hazards before starting any work.
  • Do not place yourself in a position that will expose you to hazards while performing a task.
  • Monitor personnel routinely to determine that safe work procedures are followed.