Michigan Aggregates Association

MSHA Serious Accident Alert: Blast

On December 11, 2017, miners were preparing for a shot. The miners were positioned about 130 yards from the face. One miner was standing between a pickup truck and an excavator; the other two were under the excavator. The shot detonated prematurely, without warning.  The miners were struck with debris resulting in injuries.

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