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MSHA Fatality Alert - June 9, 2021



July 6, 2021 - On June 9, 2021, two miners were fatally injured when a locomotive collided with the personnel carrier in which they were riding.

Best Practices

  • Install lights or other engineering controls to let miners know when it is safe to travel on track haulageways.
  • Implement a communicaton system so that one person, who is not on any mobile equipment, has the sole authority to authorize travel on track haulageways.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication protocols that require identification, location and intended travel, between locomotives, light vehicles and foot traffic.
  • Train miners on proper traffic patterns and procedures.

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