Serious Accident Alert: Miner injured in fall from crusher

Kerry Clines

October 13, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Serious Accident Alert after a miner fell while working on a crusher. On July 25, 2017, a miner was attempting to change the oil filter on the diesel motor on one of the cone crushers at a limestone plant. The miner was using a filter wrench to remove the filter while standing on the battery box adjacent to the motor. The filter wrench broke and slipped, causing the miner to lose balance and fall approximately 5 feet to the ground. The miner was injured in the fall.

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

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