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CORESafety TV: August 2019

Machinery-Related Fatalities on the Increase in 2019

Welcome to the August edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association. This month, we’re talking about the rise of machinery-related fatalities in both surface and underground mining operations.

Powered haulage accidents that result in fatalities are often more prevalent, but now the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is showing a greater number of deaths caused by machinery so far this year. As of the end of July, there had been 11 fatalities in 2019 reported by MSHA. Five of those were machinery-related and four were from powered haulage accidents. By comparison, there were four machinery-related deaths caused by machinery during all of 2018.

To read MSHA’s Daily Fatality Report for the years ranging from 2015 – 2019, click here.

In this episode, we also discuss:

  • Whether accidents happen more often to miners, contractors or suppliers
  • Why Twin Metals Minnesota decided to use CORESafety
  • What to know about “Engineering and Construction” – (Module #19
  • What you can learn from the “Core 4 Tips” in August 2019
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