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MSHA Alert: Lift Safety

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On April 10, 2014 @ 3:46 pm In Aggbeat Online,MSHA Alerts,News,Regulatory | No Comments

Screen Shot 2014-04-10 at 4.42.37 PM [1]The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) [2] has released the preliminary report on a March 27, 2014 fatality at a sand and gravel operation.

The incident involved a 64-year-old foreman with 32 years of experience who was killed after he was struck by a section of plastic water pipe that was being moved by an excavator. The victim died at a hospital on March 30 as a result of his injuries.

Related: Keep Experienced Miners Safe [3]

MSHA recommends these seven best practices for working near items being lifted or transported:

  • Establish and discuss safe work procedures before beginning work. Identify and control all hazards associated with the work to be performed and the methods to properly protect persons.

  • Task train all persons to recognize all potential hazardous conditions and to understand safe job procedures for elimination of the hazards before beginning work.

  • Wear suitable hard hats where falling objects may create a hazard.

  • Stay clear of a suspended load.

  • Attach taglines to loads that may require steadying or guidance while suspended.

  • Implement measures to ensure persons are properly positioned and protected from hazards while performing a task.

  • Monitor persons routinely to determine safe work procedures are followed.

The full accident investigation report is not yet available. For more information about this accident, click here [4].

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[2] Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA): http://www.msha.gov/

[3] Keep Experienced Miners Safe: http://www.aggman.com/keep-experienced-miners-safe/

[4] click here: http://www.aggman.com/files/2014/04/fab14m04.pdf

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