MSHA: limestone operator receives hand injuries and finger amputation

An operator received serious injuries to his hand and amputation of the middle finger when his gloved hand was pulled into the reciprocating feeder, in a serious accident alert issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. The victim was cleaning up spillage near the dryer of the limestone plant.


Best Practices: 

  • Do not work on or near an operating conveyor until it has been de-energised  and the power has been locked out, tagged out and blocked against hazardous motion.
  • Establish and discuss safe work procedures.
  • Examine work areas and identify and control all hazards before starting any work.
  • Do not place yourself in a position that will expose you to hazards while performing a task.
  • Monitor personnel routinely to determine that safe work procedures are followed.
  • Ensure all guards are adequate and securely in place where exposed moving machine parts may be contacted by persons.


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