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District 5 - Coal Mine Safety and Health
Hazard Alert - Belt Conveyors

Hazard Alert

Belt Conveyor


The Mine Safety and Health Administration would like to remind you to please look for hazards when working or traveling near belt conveyors. Avoid exposed moving machine parts and pinch points. Always remember that coal and rock on the belt can sometimes extend beyond the confines of the belt and can strike persons near the conveyors as material moves rapidly along the belt line. Rough splices can also pose a hazard to persons too close to moving conveyor belts as they can snag clothing and pull persons into moving machine parts. Lack of adequate clearance increases your exposure to these hazards. Maintain a safe distance from moving conveyor belts.

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