Two metal/nonmetal deaths occur in January

By |  February 24, 2013

According to MSHA, two miners were killed in the metal and nonmetal sector in January 2013. One person died when a large rock fell and struck him while in a manlift taking samples from a highwall. The other person was killed when caught between moving parts while repairing a leaking hydraulic cylinder on a lime preheater.

The coal sector, meanwhile, had six people killed over 25 days between Jan. 26 and Feb. 19. Two of the six were related to machinery while another two occurred in power haulage accidents.

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