Michigan Aggregates Association

MSHA Serious Accident Alert – Miner Struck by Ladder

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Serious Accident Alert after a ladder fell and hit a miner at a crushed stone operation. On March 7, 2018, a welder was installing a caged ladder on a screening deck when the ladder suddenly fell, striking his hard hat. While sitting down on the walkway of the screening deck to recover, the miner passed out and fell through the opening between the mid rail and toe board 15 feet to the ground. He was transported to a nearby hospital with a critical spinal injury.

Click here to view the full MSHA Serious Accident Alert.

https://www.msha.gov/sites/default/files/Alerts%20and%20Hazards/Surface-%20ladder%20-%20Mar22.pdf