MSHA says contract miner killed, fatality No. 8
On May 26, 2010, a 28 year-old contract miner with 10 weeks of mining experience was fatally injured at the Denison Mines (USA) Corp.-Pandora Complex underground uranium mine, according to a report from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
The victim was scaling a rib when he was struck by falling material approximately 11 feet high, 15 feet wide and 4 inches to 30 inches thick.
This was the 8th fatality.
MSHA offers these best practices:
•Always examine, sound and test for loose ground in areas before starting to work, after blasting, and as ground conditions warrant.
•Train all persons to scale loose material safely.
•Always perform manual scaling from a safe location.
•When manually scaling, use scaling bars of a length and design that allow the removal of loose material without exposing the persons performing the work.
•Install ground support in ribs where conditions warrant.
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