MSHA reports fatality at Utah sand and gravel facility
A 56-year-old equipment operator with 10 years of experience was killed on Feb. 24, 2011, Bolinder Resources LLC – Crushing and Sampling Unit, a Utah sand and gravel operation, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced on April 11.
The operator was cleaning a tramp metal magnet on a belt conveyor when it started.
MSHA has provided the following best practices to protect against this type of accident in the future:
- Establish policies and procedures for conducting specific tasks on belt conveyors.
- Ensure that persons are task trained and understand the hazards associated with the work being performed.
- De-energize and block belt conveyors against motion before working near a drive, head, tail, take-up pulleys, and magnets.
- Lock-out/tag-out all power sources before working on belt conveyors.
- Maintain communications with all persons performing the task. Before starting belt conveyors, ensure that all persons are clear.
- Provide and maintain a safe means of access to all working places.
- Sound an audible alarm if the entire length of the belt conveyor is not visible from the starting switch.
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