Mining Fatalities & Mine Accident Prevention

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Mining Fatalities & Mine Accident Prevention (Training Presentations)

A PowerPoint presentation is utilized to present fatal mine accidents which can be used to train miners in hazard recognition, accident causes, and accident prevention.


A cross section of fatal accidents from both coal and non-coal were chosen to demonstrate various hazards resulting in fatalities.  The PowerPoint presentation uses a variety of methods to encourage participation and thoughts from students.  Some methods used are: 

  • Using handouts and small group interaction to identify potential hazards, fatal mistakes and causal factors. 
  • MSHA “Target Program” videos and photos are incorporated to allow participants to understand MSHA priorities and “Best Practices”.  
  • A presentation that has participants identify unsafe conditions, unsafe procedures and root causes (separate from the MSHA root cause). 
  • Embedded videos and presentations using limited information to stimulate thought concerning accident causes. 
  • Class discussion is encouraged during the presentation.

All presentations encourage individual participation and going beyond MSHA conclusions for accident causation.

Please refer to the table below to view mining fatality presentations:

Presentation Commodity Fatality Type MSHA Final Investigation
Chemical Lime Company

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Crushed Stone Run Over by Equipment Chemical Lime Company-Final

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J.P. Equipment

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Coal CO Poisoning J.P. Equipment-Final

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Lone Mountain Processing

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UG Coal Fall of Rib Lone Mountain Processing-Final

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M-Class Mining

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Coal-Surface Area Caught Between... M-Class Mining-Final

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Signal Peak Energy

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Coal-Surface Area Crushed by Equipment Signal Peak Energy-Final

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McElroy Coal Company

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Coal-Surface Area Caught Between Equipment McElroy Coal Company (not MSHA jurisdiction)
Reed Creek Minerals

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Surface Coal Crushed Reed Creek Minerals-Final

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Martin Marietta Materials

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Surface Metal.Nonmetal Arc Flash Martin Marietta Materials-Final

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Newmont Genesis

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Surface Metal/Nonmetal Run Over by Equipment Newmont Genesis-Final

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Unimin-Ottowa Plant

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Crushed Stone Fall from Elevation Unimin-Ottowa Plant-Final

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Lone Mountain Processing

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Underground Coal Fall of Rib Lone Mountain-Final

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White County Coal

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Underground Coal Powered Haualge White County Coal-Final

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Klondex-Midas Underground Gold Machinery Klondex Midas-Final

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Hunter Sand & Gravel

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Sand & Gravel Slip or Fall of Person Hunter Sand & Gravel-Final

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North American Salt Underground Salt Fall of Roof North American Salt-Final

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ST&T Leasing

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Surface Coal Crushed ST&T Leasing-Final

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Dry Fork

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Sand & Gravel Drowning Dry Fork-Final

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Leesburg

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Surface Metal/Nonmetal Falling Material Leesburg-Final

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Kane's Quarry

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Surface Nonmetal Machinery Kane's Quarry-Final

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Hycroft

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Surface Metal Powered Haulage Hycroft-Final

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Beck Street South

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Sand & Gravel Powered Haualge Beck Street South-Final

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Safford

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Surface Metal/Nonmetal Electrical  Safford-Final

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Plant 862

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Crushed Stone Explosives/ Breaking Agents Plant 862-Final

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Harmony

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Sand & Gravel Inundation Harmony-Final

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Vista Sand

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Sand Fall of Material Vista Sand-Final

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