Category Archives: Serious Injury

National Ladder Safety Month

The American Ladder Institute (ALI) has dedicated March 2017 to ladder safety awareness. The month will be a one-stop shop for safe ladder use for working professionals and homeowners. The presenting sponsor, ALI, encourages both individuals and companies to support … Continue reading

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OSHA Top 10 for FY 2016

At the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo, OSHA announced the preliminary “Top 10” most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2016. This year’s list provided no surprises.  The list has virtually been the same for many years, with … Continue reading

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METAL / NONMETAL Serious Accident

Surface Limestone – A miner operating an empty articulating haul truck lost control on a downhill grade and overturned.  The driver was hospitalized with serious injuries but survived, likely because he was wearing his seat belt. BEST PRACTICES   Always … Continue reading

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METAL/NONMETAL Serious Accident

Crushed & Broken Stone mine – Miner entered the impact crusher to remove a blockage. Rocks fell from the feeder above and engulfed him up to his knees. Afterward, two miners entered the crusher and freed him. Best Practices   … Continue reading

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MSHA Serious Accident

METAL / NONMETAL Serious Accident Surface Gravel Mine – A miner had finished a repair to a conveyor belt. Before installing the tail pulley guard, the miner began training the belt. During this process the miner removed a rock from … Continue reading

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Metal / NonMetal Serious Injury

Cement Plant- A contract employee (victim) was using a hand held rotary saw with a worn concrete blade to cut through a 6-inch iron pipe. As the victim attempted to cut the pipe from the bottom up, the saw bounced … Continue reading

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Serious Injury Metal / NonMetal

Underground Zinc Mine –A contractor sustained crushing injuries to his pelvis area. The victim was standing next to the disabled haul truck while a load haul dump attempted to push the disabled haul truck out of the roadway. The haul … Continue reading

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