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Section: 56.14107a
Date: 02/09/2011
District:
Negligence: Moderate
Injury or Illness: Reasonably Likely
Injury or illness could be expected to be: Lost Workdays or Restricted Only
Significant and Substantial: Yes

Condition or Practice: A return roller at the entrance of the surge tunnel, on the feed conveyor was not provided with a guard covering the pinch point of the moving machine part. The return roller is approximately 54" above the bottom and foot prints were seen under and around the return roller. The return roller was located at a level were a miner could easily contact the moving machine part. This hazard will cause bruising, crushing, and amputation injuries to a miner traveling or working in this area if he/she would contact the moving machine part pinch point.

Action to Terminate: A metal mesh guard was installed covering the return roller on the feed conveyor.

Why this concerns you: We had been working on the conveyors, making them safer and more adequate for the work they are meant to perform already.



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