MSHA Reports Miner Killed While Changing Tire

SOURCE: MSHA | January 28, 2021

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced a miner was fatally injured while changing the rear tire on a front end loader. 

MSHA says this was the 29th fatality reported in 2020, and the ninth classified as ‘Machinery’. (Credit: MSHA)

The MSHA says the victim was underneath the front-end loader when it fell.

Best Practices:

  • Securely block raised equipment to prevent movement.
  • Do not rely solely on hydraulic jacks.
  • Perform equipment maintenance requiring lifting or raising equipment on a level and solid ground.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for changing tires.
  • Establish safe operating procedures for all work.
  • Ensure all workers are trained in safe operating procedures.

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