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Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
Miner's Tip

Underground Rail Haulage Hazards

Safety Something YOU can live with!
Mine Type: All Underground
Category: Haulage

An old adage says, 'If you want to know who the person most responsible for your safety is, just look in the mirror'. A tip from a coal miner in western Pennsylvania sent in a different twist on the subject. In his words:

Reissued: 04/30/2002
Tag # AP2002-M010

MSHA extends a thank you and a tip of the hardhat to
Joseph DeLisio of Pittsburgh, PA,
a winner of a limited edition sticker and patch.

By the way, safety glass or stainless steel mirrors reduce the risk of cuts.

If you have a tip you would like to pass on, you can e-mail it to If your tip is selected, you will receive credit in this space.