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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on February 25, 2023


Mine Safety and Health Administration

September 7, 2023 – On February 25, 2023, a miner drowned when his excavator traveled over a berm into a sediment pond.

Best Practices:

  • When working near water, install a combination seat belt cutter and window breaker tool in the operator’s cab of equipment.
  • Keep all exits clear in cabs, including alternate and emergency exits, and make sure the doors and windows open freely before beginning work.
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