MSHA Fatality Alert - October 1, 2022
November 21, 2022 - On October 1, 2022, a miner died while using a crane to remove a haul truck engine. The auxiliary line broke, causing the hook and ball assembly to fall and strike the miner.
- Make sure cranes have functional anti-two blocking devices to automatically shut off the crane when the rigging on the hoist line gets close to the sheave at the end of the crane boom.
- Make sure miners stay clear of suspended loads and use taglines when necessary for steadying or guiding suspended loads.
- Make sure miners conduct thorough pre-operational inspections of all machinery, equipment, and tools prior to use.
Miners and mine operators can find safety and health information on MSHA.gov.