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Section: 46.12a2
Date: 02/09/2011
District:
Negligence: Moderate
Injury or Illness: No Likelihood
Injury or illness could be expected to be: No Lost Workdays
Significant and Substantial: No

Condition or Practice: The mine operator did not provide information to a contractor working on site of their obligations to comply with including Part 46 training requirements and regulations under the 30CFR. Contractor on site was cited for training and fall protection not being used.

Action to Terminate: A discussion with the operator of his obligations under part 46.12a2 to tell the contractors that come on site of the rules for training and the regulations of the 30CFR.

Why this concerns you: The contractor had already been informed of the regulations and had confirmed to us that their men had their training for the year For some reason, the one working that day only had regular safety training not mining safety training certification. Also, the fall protection required for the machine being used has been known to cause death.



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As for this citation, Section: 46.12a2
Date: 02/09/2011
Negligence: Moderate
Injury or Illness: No Likelihood
Injury or illness could be expected to be: No Lost Workdays
Significant and Substantial: No

I have taken to adding wording to my site specific information/training/checklists/signature sheets refering to the plant being a mine, and that miner training may be required under part 46, etc.. It adds a layer of protection, when contractors have read and signed a document that states "Mine" "part 46", "miner training", "mine Hazards", etc..
- posted on 02/15/2011


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