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Section: 56.17001
Date: 01/15/2015
District: SE
Negligence: Low
Injury or Illness: Unlikely
Injury or illness could be expected to be: Lost Workdays or Restricted Only
Significant and Substantial: No

Condition or Practice: Illumination was not sufficient in the Alimak truck silo elevator, the Viola silo elevator and the Alimak clinker silo elevator each elevator had only one light functioning. If the light went out the elevator operator would not have safe working illumination conditions required to see what controls to operate or use emergency equipment if needed. The elevators are operated day and night by miners and contractors.

Action to Terminate: na

Why this concerns you: It is ridiculous to extrapolate some kind of hidden hazard in an elevator is kept at bay by a photon emitting light source, and that if that light were to burn out, suddenly a person's life is in danger. If the light burns out in an elevator, wait thirty seconds. the doors will open, and step out. Or just punch buttons, and the doors will open.



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