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Fatalities Spur MSHA Safety Alert on Electrical Hazards

Arlington, VA- Prompted by reports of three recent fatalities involving electricity, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued a safety alert. Electricity has killed three people in the mining industry since August 7, 2019. An electrician contacted an energized component of a 4,160 VAC electrical circuit while adjusting the linkage between the disconnect lever and…

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Arc Flash Injures Two Australian Mine Workers

Western Australia – According to WA Department of Mines and Petroleum reports, two workers have been injured in an arc flash and blast incident in a West Australian underground mine. The workers, an electrician and mechanical fitter, were investigating water overflow issues at an unnamed site when the incident occurred. During their shift, they came across…

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