September 19, 2017
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Fatalgram following a conveyor tail pulley accident. On September 5, 2017, a 20-year old plant operator with 23 weeks of experience was fatally injured at G.S. Materials Inc.‘s Emery Pit, a sand and gravel mine in North Carolina. The victim was performing maintenance on a belt conveyor when he became entangled in the tail pulley.
MSHA offers the following Best Practices to help prevent this type of accident:
This is the eighth fatality reported in 2017 in metal/non-metal mining and the third powered haulage fatality.