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128 Kb
Halon cylinder becomes rocket!
The combination of pressure and size of the cylinder hole caused the cylinder to discharge its contents rapidly, and it flew through the air.

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Elevator Hazard Alert
Several entrapment accidents have occurred recently where mine elevators have stopped in the shaft hoistway or have failed to properly align with the landing such that the doors would not open.

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Caterpillar Hazard Alert
A potential for chafing has been identified on the product listed above with the 265-3955 Fuel Line and the 213-7009 Alternator Cable on the left side of the engine and the 265-3965 Fuel Line and the engine harness assembly on the right side of the engine.

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Failure of mobile equipment braking systems
An unacceptable number of incidents involving the failure of mobile equipment braking systems, maintenance systems and operating procedures at mines have resulted in serious injuries and fatalities.

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Fletcher Roof Bolter Alert
J. H. Fletcher requests that owners of the DR and CDR roof drills listed in the bulletin immediately remind all personnel of the danger of pinch points on the machine. Specifically, the pinch point between the inner and outer masts that move during the drilling and bolting process. The company is also providing a free mast guard arrangement for this area.

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Fletcher Roof Bolter Alert
All Fletcher roof bolters use, or can use, operator protection canopies.  On some models these canopies are attached to an extendable support post actuated by a hydraulic cylinder within the post.

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Forklift Recall Bulletin
Recall notice for Genie Industries products.

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Caterpillar Hazard Alert
A potential for chafing has been identified on the product listed above with the 265-3955 Fuel Line and the 213-7009 Alternator Cable on the left side of the engine and the 265-3965 Fuel Line and the engine harness assembly on the right side of the engine.

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Freeze Thaw Cycles
Seasonal changes impact upon many aspects of mining activity and often results in an increase in haulage, machinery, maintenance, and other surface mining related accidents.

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Genie Lift Hazard Alert
Genie Industries has received a report of a fractured pin in the jib assembly of one of their machines.  Although only one of the pins in this assembly was fractured, Genie has determined that all potentially affected pins must be replaced.  If the affected pin fractures, the platform can fall.

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Pressure Test Accident Photos and Description
Photo of an accident following a pressure test.

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Safety Alert: Welder Electrocution
Safety alert describing the details of a fatality where a welder was electrocuted.

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Danger - Moving Equipment
Year after year since mobile equipment has been in use, miners have been crushed, run over, pinned by, or struck by, moving equipment.  These accidents CAN BE prevented.  One way is by getting our brain into a habit of thinking through and applying “Best Practices”, BEFORE we move that piece of equipment.

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MSA 20 ft. Dyna-Lock SRL
MSA requests that users receiving this Inspection Advisory immediately inspect the 20 ft.  Dyna-Lock SRLs in their possession to determine if the screws securing the handle are swaged.  Any units with unswaged screws (one or both) must be removed from service and returned to MSA for repair.  The repair and the shipping are free of charge.  Units not exhibiting this condition may remain in use.

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SCBA Hazard Alert
Warns users of both the BioMarine 240S and the Drager BG4 to not neglect the apparatus coolant requirements when wearing.

139 Kb
Portable Generator Hazards
Warning about portable generator hazards such as electrical and CO poisoning.


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Parking Brake Alert
Several fatalities and near misses have occurred over the years at surface and underground mines when unattended parked vehicles ran away.  In some instances, the incorrect brake was applied and as air or hydraulic pressure leaked off, the brake released.  In other situations, the park brake was either not set at all or was in need of adjustment.

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Slips and Slicks - Unseen Killers
Poster warning of roof hazards in underground coal mines.

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The Hazards of Pressure Testing
This Safety Feedback Notice provides some typical examples which can be used as an aid in highlighting the hazards and dangers involved are what are often seen as routine operations.

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Threaded Quick-Connect Hydraulic Couplings with Check Valves
A worker was fatally injured when the female section of a quick-connect hydraulic coupling hit him in the throat while he was unscrewing it from the port of a hydraulic cylinder.

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Hazard Alert: Amputation Injury
A miner suffered serious injuries to his left arm when it became entangled in steel rib mesh and a rotating drill steel.  The miner’s lower left forearm was later amputated while in hospital.

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Pennsylvania Safety Alert
In light of recent mine fatalities and a heightened awareness of mine safety, DEP’s Bureau of Mine Safety and the Bureau of District Mining Operations request that all mining operators in Pennsylvania review and enforce the necessary standards and procedures to ensure the safety of your workers.

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Safety Alert: Tail Piece Anchorage Upgrades
Incidents involving unplanned movement of conveyor belt components have been reported across BHP Billiton operations during the current calendar year.

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Scissor Lift Failure
An incident recently occurred on one of the Kier Group sites involving a 1999 model SKYJACK TYPE 8841 SCISSOR LIFT MEWP.

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Snap Hook Safety Alert
A locking snap hook connected to an energy absorber disconnected from the wearer’s harness.  The incident did not result in a fall, but this near miss warrants notification to all users of fall protection equipment.

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Proximity Detection Alert
MSHA poster highlighting fatalities and best practices warning to avoid close proximity to moving mobile face equipment.

130 Kb
Roof and Rib Fall Hazard Alert
MSHA poster highlighting fatalities and best practices warning to avoid roof and rib accidents.

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Dozer Hazard Alert
On October 22, 2008, a dozer operator was fatally injured when the dozer he was operating slipped and rolled sideways down a steep 80 foot incline coming to rest on its left side.

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Telehandler Safety Alert
Safety alert pertaining to the CAT TH560B TELEHANDLER SLG - Lifting and Tying Down the Machine.

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Telehandler Safety Alert
Safety alert pertaining to the CAT TH560B TELEHANDLER SLG - Shipping the Machine.
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