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Section: 56.12004
Date: 05/21/2015
District:
Negligence: Moderate
Injury or Illness: Unlikely
Injury or illness could be expected to be: Lost Workdays or Restricted Only
Significant and Substantial: No

Condition or Practice: The conduit that carries the 120v power conductors to the disconnect for the
brine tank pump was broken exposing the inner conductors to mechanical damage.
The plastic conduit was broken and dropped down approximately 1/2 inch and was
resting on the energized 120v conductors. Employees and customer truck drivers
were exposed to the possibility of injury from shock/fire if the conductors
were to become damaged. The brine is used during cold weather, below 30
degrees F, to prevent material from sticking in the customer truck dump
bodies. No bare copper wire was observed. The mine operator was not aware of
the condition.

Action to Terminate: The mine operator had the conduit repaired

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