Serious Accident Alert: Miner burned at cement facility

Kerry Clines

November 20, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Serious Accident Alert after a miner received burns at a cement facility. On August 14, 2017, a miner suffered burns to his body when hot, fine material was flushed out of a kiln dust collector hopper entry port.  The miner had removed the cover plate from the hopper’s entryway and was beginning to un-choke the hopper, when the hot, fine material flowed out.

MSHA offers the following Best Practices to help prevent this type of accident:

  • Instruct supervisors, trainers, and workers on safe job procedures and how to recognize and avoid hazards.

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