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MSHA Falling Off Equipment - Safety Alert

Fatalities involving Miners falling off Equipment!

7 miners have died after falling from equipment since 2015.

Three fatalities occurred when miners attempted to mount or dismount equipment.  One fatality occurred when a miner did not tie off in an aerial lift while conducting maintenance.  Three fatalities have occurred in 2020 involving miners falling from trucks.
Between January 2019 and August 2020, MSHA issued 72 imminent danger orders for people working atop trucks, front end loaders, aerial lifts, bulldozers and railcars.  The most common violations were equipment operators climbing atop their vehicles.


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