Mining Equipment Maintenance Accidents and Causes

2014-12-17 17:00:29

There are many types of accidents that occur during mining equipment maintenance activity. Some commonly occurring accidents are contact with hot objects,inhalation of noxious fumes, falling objects, impact with an object or machinery,rolling objects, flying objects, falling on objects, caught, moving objects, overexertion,lifting, and push-pull.

Over the years, various studies have been conducted to identify causes for the occurrence of mining equipment accidents. One such study performed by the United States Bureau of Mines (NIOSH) has identified the following seven causes for the occurrence of mining equipment accidents :

1.Poor original design or redesign

2.Poor ingress/egress design

3.Poor control-display layout

4.Restricted visibility

5.Unguarded moving parts or components

6.Hot surfaces/exposed wiring

7.Exposed sharp surfaces/pinch points