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Section: 56.11001
Date: 03/30/2012
District: NC
Negligence: Moderate
Injury or Illness:
Injury or illness could be expected to be: Lost Workdays or Restricted Only
Significant and Substantial: Yes

Condition or Practice: Safe access was not maintained for accessing the torches on the International service truck. The walkway behind the cab of the truck had an air hose and chain laying in the walkway and footprints were observed on them. These objects had been traveled on and over earlier in the shift for turning on the torch. This exposes a miner to the hazard of tripping and falling on or completly off of the truck with this work practice continuing with normal mining operations resulting in sprains or strains

Action to Terminate: The walkway was cleaned terminating this citation.

Why this concerns you: The citation speaks for itself. We wanted other producers to be aware of this area of concern. If this kind of thought process keeps evolving, how long before a citation is issued for a 2" stone being a hazard in areas where people are walking?

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