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MSHA Fatality #11 Final Report



September 6, 2019 - On December 29, 2018, a dredge operator, was fatally injured at a coal mine. The victim drowned when the dredge he was operating sank.

Best Practices:

    - Task train all persons to recognize all potential hazardous conditions and ensure they understand safe job procedures for elimination of the hazards before beginning work.

   - Examine work areas and equipment during the shift for hazards that may be created as a result of the work being performed.

    - Conduct a risk analysis before starting non-routine tasks to ensure that all hazards are evaluated and eliminated.

    - Establish procedures requiring persons to alert coworkers when they are in danger.


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