Serious Accident Alert: Miner falls from crusher platform while performing maintenance

Kerry Clines

April 16, 2018

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Serious Accident Alert after a miner was injured while working on a crusher at a limestone operation. On March 26, 2018, a miner was removing an electric motor from a jaw crusher when the lifting chain slipped, causing the motor to drop and strike the miner. The miner received a serious head injury when he fell 7.5 feet from the jaw crusher work platform. The platform’s handrail was not in place at the time of the accident.

Jaw Crusher in Operation

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

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