Heavy Equipment Accidents in Mining
- Collisions with other heavy equipment
- Falling or hurled objects
- Pinned between 2 objects
- Collisions with machinery
- Blind spot accidents
- Machine entanglement
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Blunt force trauma
- Limb or digit amputation
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Avoiding working on machines without the guards in place
- Using proper lockout/tagout procedures during repair and maintenance work
- Remaining aware of the dangers of the machinery they are operating including the power transmission parts that can injure body parts.
- Obeying all posted warnings on the worksite
- Staying clear of moving parts such as those on backhoes, conveyors and scissor lifts.
- Inspecting machinery prior to use
- Getting plenty of rest to prevent driver fatigue
- Improving proximity detection
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