MSHA serious accident report

A process control supervisor at a Portland cement works who had six weeks of experience at this facility entered a waste dust discharge and collection area to unchoke a long, nearly-vertical 12-inch diameter pipe.

MSH Portland cementaug-4-2016
A process control supervisor at a Portland cement works was seriuously injured when he entered a waste dust discharge and collection area to unchoke a long, nearly-vertical 12-inch diameter pipe

When he struck the bottom of the pipe with a sledge hammer, fine material heated to over 1200oF flushed down the pipe and spilled over him.  He suffered life-threatening burns.

Best Practices

  • Barricade areas where hazards exist that are not immediately obvious
  • Post readily visible, legible warning signs at all approaches to hazardous areas.  Signs should display the nature of the hazard and any protective action required
  • Develop written Safe Operating Procedures for all tasks, particularly those that may pose risks to miners’ safety or health
  • Task train miners and follow Safe Operating Procedures
  • Stay out of the line of fire of hazardous materials that can discharge from process vessels or conveyance equipment
  • Provide and wear appropriate personal protective clothing, such as high-temperature protective jackets, pants, shoes and helmets, when handling or working around superheated materials.
(Visited 318 times, 1 visits today)

Get involved

Register

As a member of this site you will be able to receive aggregates news relating only to those categories that are most relevant to you, submit job listings for FREE, post questions in the Q&A, and more.

Register Now

Feature your company

The Feature Your Company listing is your custom-made (by us) profile page that allows you to add any of the following content: text, videos, links, images. The page will also be listed on the Featured Company landing page. Over 560 unique aggregates users visit the site per day! Complete the enquiry form now to contact us.

Contact us

Jobs

Are you looking for an aggregate related job? Click here to see our jobs listing supplied by industry experts United Employment.

See Jobs

Advertise

Reach thousands of budget holders and decision makers by promoting your company on the longest established aggregate website in the US & Canada. Or advertise in our emails which are sent to opted-in subscribers according to their chosen categories. All advertising will display correctly on tablets and mobiles as this site is responsive.