The accident is caused by the motion of the haulage unit. If material was set in motion by machinery, haulage equipment, or hand tools, or while material is being handled or disturbed, etc., charge the force that set the material in motion. In order to promote the consistent application and management of the program, TCID will develop statistical and management information based on special investigations activities in the field. Investigative activities include: 1. The mine may be either a surface or underground operation. ENTRAPMENT - In accidents involving no injuries or nonfatal injuries which are not serious, entrapment of mine workers takes precedence over roof falls, explosives accidents, inundations, etc. operator. If the facility prepares coal according to any specifications for benefit of either the operator or the consumer, MSHA will inspect the facility. Recordkeeping. Inspections, Investigations and
(MSHA inspects seasonal or intermittent mining operations less frequently). independent contractors are found in Part 45 of Title 30 CFR. Since pressure bumps and bursts which cause accidents are infrequent, they are not given a separate category. An implied exception to the prohibition against advance notice exists in Section 103(g)(1). Plants
A reasonable likelihood that the hazard contributed to will result in an injury; and A reasonable likelihood that the injury in question will be of a reasonably serious nature. Miner: Any person who is engaged in mining operations (see definition below). Also the failure of an impoundment, refuse pile, or culm bank. If the inspection is not the result of an imminent danger complaint, no inspection personnel should return to the mine without approval from headquarters. Section 3(h)(1)(B) of the Act defines
Include derricks and cranes except when they are used in shaft sinking (see HOISTING) or mobile cranes traveling with a load (see POWERED HAULAGE). The mine may be either a surface or underground operation. If it is necessary to interrupt an inspection for any cause, the inspector is permitted to inform the operator that the inspection is interrupted and will be resumed at the discretion of the inspector. MSHA will not inspect facilities where coal is prepared solely to facilitate loading and not to meet specifications or to render the coal for any particular use. All such operations located anywhere in
The inspector's authorization shall be available during inspections and investigations.
Government owned or operated mines and mills,
FALLING, ROLLING, OR SLIDING ROCK OR MATERIAL OF ANY KIND -Injuries caused directly by falling material require great care in classification. 103(a)Authority to Conduct Special Investigations - SI
The Mine Act requires MSHA to inspect each surface mine at least 2 times a year and each underground mine at least 4 times a year. Mine development, rehabilitation activities, and exploration work at an established mine are within the Act's scope. Include accidents that are caused by an energized or moving unit or failure of component parts. The inspector shall not perform any work at a mine. related milling operations within that definition. MSHA and OSHA have entered into an agreement to delineate certain areas of inspection responsibility, to provide a procedure for determining general jurisdictional questions, and to provide for coordination between the two agencies in areas of mutual interest. Obtaining information for health and safety research; 2. Mining Operations: mine development, drilling, blasting, extraction, milling, crushing, screening, or sizing of minerals at a mine; maintenance and repair of mining equipment; and associated haulage of materials within the mine from these activities. Local OSHA authorities should be informed by MSHA district personnel of any determination to terminate jurisdiction over a loading facility.