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A rock jam in the intake chute of a rock crusher can cause considerable delay and extra work to clear it, possibly requiring the use of explosives. This incident emphasizes the danger of attempting to circumvent this tedious process by trying to clear a rock jam while the rock crusher is operating

  • Mechanic killed by excavator bucket during maintenance

    Mechanic killed by excavator bucket during maintenance

    rock crusher, rigging the frame to an excavator bucket. OR-FACE was notified of the incident the same day. The employer and co-workers were later interviewed by an OR-FACE investigator. This report is based on information obtained from the interviews, and

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  • Roofer’s helper dies after falling through skylight

    Roofer’s helper dies after falling through skylight

    This was the third or fourth time the company had leased and operated the rock crusher. On the day of the incident, three workers were at the quarry: a bulldozer operator, a skid-steer operator, and a rock-crusher operator. The bulldozer pushed the quarried rock to a central

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  • Mother wins $6.5 million settlement over son’s death in

    Mother wins $6.5 million settlement over son’s death in

    Nov 16, 2017 Mother wins $6.5 million settlement over son’s death in rock crushing incident. Nov 16, 2017. Wesley Sherwood was killed in 2011 when he fell into a rock crushing machine at B.S. Quarries in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. It is believed that Wesley was attempting to clear rocks that had jammed the crusher when he fell into the machine

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  • Henderson Man Killed by Rock Crusher - Shook & Stone

    Henderson Man Killed by Rock Crusher - Shook & Stone

    Feb 11, 2021 Henderson Man Killed by Rock Crusher -Tragic Loss Harry Kenneth Peterson III, Crushed in Work Related Incident. Tragedy struck a local Henderson family last Friday when Las Vegas Paving Corporation employee, Harry Kenneth Peterson III, was killed by a rock-crushing machine at a local rock quarry

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  • Hispanic Quarry Supervisor Struck by Machine Part

    Hispanic Quarry Supervisor Struck by Machine Part

    The crew of three met on the morning of the incident and went to the crusher at 7:00 a.m. The jaw crusher was located in a large concrete building built into the side of the quarry rock face (see Photo 1). The crew included a supervisor (the victim) and two Spanish-speaking quarry workers. They climbed

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  • Hazard Alert: Jammed Crusher Jaws | Workplace Safety

    Hazard Alert: Jammed Crusher Jaws | Workplace Safety

    Using hard metal wedges in a rock crusher is a practice that could result in serious injuries or fatalities. How could the incident have been prevented? Oversized pieces are always present at crusher installations, so adequate equipment and procedures to handle these pieces should be set up ahead of time at every installation

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  • Vale Canada fined $1 million in fatal crusher incident

    Vale Canada fined $1 million in fatal crusher incident

    Nov 02, 2016 The incident took place at the company’s rock-crushing facility located at 18 Rink St. in Copper Cliff, Ont. on April 6, 2014, a Ministry of Labour news statement indicates. A rock crusher, used in the first stages of the refining process, became jammed when a broken-off steel moil point (a pointed tool) was stuck inside the crusher

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  • Man killed in rock crusher accident at Hong Kong building

    Man killed in rock crusher accident at Hong Kong building

    Jan 11, 2020 Labour chiefs were investigating on Saturday after a man died in an accident involving a rock crusher at a building site in eastern Hong Kong. Police got a

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  • Common Jaw Crusher Injuries, and How to Avoid Them

    Common Jaw Crusher Injuries, and How to Avoid Them

    Projectile Rock. While most rock chips that fall out of the jaw crusher are harmless, some shards shoot out with enough force to really injure someone. Being at the end of a projectile rock shard can land you in the hospital. Bridged Rock. Rocks frequently bridge the throat of the jaw crusher

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  • Clearing Blocked Crushers - Health and Safety Authority

    Clearing Blocked Crushers - Health and Safety Authority

    Raw material of various sizes are brought to the primary crusher by rear-dump haul units, or carried by a wheel front-end loader. Primary crushing reduces excavated rock to a more manageable size. There are different types of primary secondary and tertiary crushers including jaw crushers, gyratory crushers, impact crushers, and autogenous crushers

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  • Inspection Detail | Occupational Safety and Health

    Inspection Detail | Occupational Safety and Health

    Dec 09, 2019 The backup a larm was not functioning at the time of the incident. Keywords: back-up alarm, backing up, crushed, equipment operator, front end loader, inadequate maint, machine operator, rock crusher, tire, wheel, wheel loader, work rules

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  • DATE: Truck Bed Contacts High Voltage Line

    DATE: Truck Bed Contacts High Voltage Line

    The incident took place on a construction site on which a set of townhouses had recently been demolished. Because of the amount of debris and displaced soil, a pile of rubble measuring three feet in height was ... in his 1980 Ford L9000 2-axle dump truck to a rock crusher that was designed to reduce the rock to pieces of gravel. After the rock

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  • FACE Program: Minnesota Case Report 98MN030 | NIOSH

    FACE Program: Minnesota Case Report 98MN030 | NIOSH

    Sep 28, 1998 On the day of the incident, the loader was being used to transport chunks of broken asphalt and concrete to a rock crushing machine. The operator of the front-end loader was aware that the victim was working near the rock crusher, but didn’t realize that he was walking in the area where he was operating the loader

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  • Factors Involved in Excavator and Rock Crushing Accidents

    Factors Involved in Excavator and Rock Crushing Accidents

    Jul 09, 2018 Machine Accident Lawyers in Sacramento. I’m Ed Smith, a machine accident lawyer in Sacramento.Injuries involving an excavator or rock crushing machine can be serious. If you or a loved one has been injured while working with rock crushing machines, contact me for a free consultation at 916-584-9355. I’ve assisted many families in the Northern California area with their wrongful death

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  • MSHA - Metal and Nonmetal Mine Fatal Accident

    MSHA - Metal and Nonmetal Mine Fatal Accident

    A serious accident occurred at this operation on April 16, 2003, when a miner came in contact with moving machinery components while attempting to clear a rock blockage in the jaw crusher. The victim was positioned on a 10 inch wide grated platform, directly over the mouth of the moving jaw crusher when his leg came in contact with moving

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  • Vale fined $1M after deadly rock-crusher incident in

    Vale fined $1M after deadly rock-crusher incident in

    Oct 26, 2016 The incident took place at the company's rock-crushing facility on April 6. 2014, when the workers tried to use a cutting torch to deal with the jam in the rock-crushing machine

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  • Hazard Alert: Jammed Crusher Jaws | Workplace Safety North

    Hazard Alert: Jammed Crusher Jaws | Workplace Safety North

    Using hard metal wedges in a rock crusher is a practice that could result in serious injuries or fatalities. How could the incident have been prevented? Oversized pieces are always present at crusher installations, so adequate equipment and procedures to handle these pieces should be set up ahead of time at every installation

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  • Enhancing safety around crushers : Pit & Quarry

    Enhancing safety around crushers : Pit & Quarry

    Feb 16, 2018 Every incident, accident or event should be investigated. Through these investigations, recommendations should be made to improve safety and to prevent the event from occurring again. It is vital that these recommendations be implemented. Without implementation, sites are destined to repeat past mistakes. Crusher safety

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