Mine Fatality: Entangled in Drill steel

Mine Safety and Health Administration
MINE FATALITY – On December 13, 2021, a miner was fatally injured when he became entangled in the drill steel of the roof bolting machine he was operating.   
Best Practices:
Before performing maintenance and repair work on roof bolting machines or other equipment: Turn off the engine.
Securely block equipment against hazardous motion by following manufacturer’s recommendations. Never touch or hold the drill steel while it is rotating. Do not wear loose-fitting or bulky clothing when working around any machinery with rotating parts.
Train miners to perform their assigned tasks safely.

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Miners and mine operators can find safety and health information on MSHA.gov.

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