Serious Accident Alert: Miner’s foot caught in crusher

Kerry Clines

August 18, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Serious Accident Alert after a miner got caught in a crusher. On June 22, 2017, miners were were working to unplug a portable crusher at a sand mine. After they cleared the obstruction, the crusher still would not turn. A miner attempted to manually turn the crusher rotor using a pry bar when his foot became caught in the moving part. The miner’s coworkers helped free him, and he was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

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

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