Establish procedures that require scheduled inspections and maintenance of equipment.
Ensure adequate pre-operational checks are conducted and identified needs for maintenance are properly addressed.
Ensure component fasteners meet or exceed manufacturer's specifications and are adequately tightened.
Provide backup securement methods for components subjected to constant vibration.
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This is the 18th fatality reported in calendar year 2002 in the metal and nonmetal mining industries. As of this date in 2001, there were 16 fatalities reported in these industries. This is the sixth fatality classified as Machinery in 2002. There was one Machinery fatality in the same period in 2001.
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.
For more information:
MSHA's Fatal Accident Investigation Report