Always use proper diagnostic equipment while trouble shooting or testing.
Insure that qualified electricians perform all electrical work or properly trained persons under direct supervision of a qualified electrician. Always wear protective gloves when performing tasks that may cause injuries to the hands.
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This is the 15th fatal accident reported in calendar year 2002 for the coal mining industry. As of this date in 2001, there were eight fatalities reported. This is the fourth fatal accident classified as an "Electrical" accident in 2002. At this time in 2001, there was one fatal accident classified as "Electrical" for the coal mining industry.
The information provided in this notice is based on preliminary data ONLY and does not represent final determinations regarding the nature of the incident or conclusions regarding the cause of the fatality.
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