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MSHA Job Safety Tips


Four serious accidents have occurred injuring five miners while riding in slope cars or gunboats in the last 10 years or while performing repairs. One fatality also resulted.

The accidents resulted from the following causes: To prevent yourself from becoming the next statistic: Petition for Modifications granted for 30 CFR 75.1400(c) (Safety Catches) prohibit anyone from working in the slope while the hoist is operating.

U.S. Department of Labor
Mine Safety and Health Administration