Conveyor Systems. GUARDING. Protecting Life & Limb.
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Protecting Life & Limb
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - - On December 21, 1999, a 22-year-old Laborer with 2 weeks of mining experience was fatally injured when his clothes became entangled in a self cleaning pulley and he was subsequently pulled into the moving machine parts. The victim had entered into a confined space area containing an unguarded self-cleaning pulley that was in operation. Guards had been provided to protect persons from the moving machine parts, however, the guards had been removed and were laying on the ground.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On August 9, 1999, a 25-year-old laborer with 4 weeks mining experience was fatally injured at a sand and gravel operation. The victim was using a hoe to clean material underneath an operating conveyor belt when he was caught and drawn into the pinch point at a return roller.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On April 12, 2000, a 38-year-old laborer with 4 years mining experience was fatally injured at a crushed stone operation. The victim and a co-worker were making adjustments to a new conveyor installation. The victim was aligning the extended grease lines for the bend pulley from inside the conveyor frame. He was caught and drawn into the pinch point when the conveyor was started without his knowledge.
METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY - On April 21, 2000, an 18-year-old plant operator with 1 year mining experience was fatally injured at a sand and gravel operation. The victim, who had been operating the plant alone, became entangled in the unguarded tail pulley of the sand washer conveyor.
Man lost again.
Man attempted to pick up some tools from the ground beneath the drill head when his clothes became caught in the rotating rod.
Guarding is the only way to make machines TRULY human friendly.