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Development of a Mobile Manipulator to reduce lifting accidents

CDC/NIOSH has developed a prototype device designed for one person to safely and effectively lift and maneuver loads up to 600 pounds for a variety of materials handling tasks in maintenance shops. ... Read more


Tyre Handler Proximity Protection

Problem Tyre manipulator is able to contact the operator or another person during normal operation Solution Install an operator protection system on truck mounted tyre manipulator. The system consists of a proximity detection device that is hard wired into the main controls, actively... Read more


Major Hazard Standard: Tyres and Rims

The purpose of this Standard is to eliminate fatalities caused by the failure of a tyre, rim, or wheel, the uncontrolled movement of these components, fire, or explosion, including final disposal. This standard applies to: All tyres, rims and wheels,... Read more


Surface Nonmetal Mine (Limestone) Fatal Machinery Accident Brad Ragan Inc. Contractor I.D. (S06) Salem, Roanoke County, Virginia at Salem Stone

What A 57-year-old tire contractor with no mining experience was fatally injured at a crushed stone operation. The victim was using a radio controlled, truck mounted, power handler to load a 1,600- pound tire onto his service truck. As the tire... Read more


Surface Nonmetal Mine (Limestone) Fatal Machinery Accident Brad Ragan Inc. Contractor I.D. (S06) Salem, Roanoke County, Virginia at Salem Stone

What A 57-year-old tire contractor with no mining experience was fatally injured at a crushed stone operation. The victim was using a radio controlled, truck mounted, power handler to load a 1,600- pound tire onto his service truck. As the tire... Read more


Tyre Handler Clamping Fork Failure

What A wheel was being fitted to the right hand inner side (position 5) of a coal hauler prime mover when the shift cylinder failed. Why The shift cylinder failure allowed the tyre clamping forks to open, thus dropping the wheel to the... Read more


Operator Killed Changing Tyre

What An operator was fatally injured when changing a tyre on a rear dump truck while using a radio controlled truck mounted tyre handler. Why The operator was using a radio remote control transmitter to control the tyre handler, which was mounted on... Read more


Mobile Crane hook Block restraint and stowage

Problem Incidents occuring during crane manipulation resulting in auxillary hook line breakage and detachment. Solution Fitting of a modified WARN electrical winch to the under carriage of the crane Benefits Eliminates danger zone, reduces structural damage, eliminated use of three motor functions, safer, easier and... Read more


Tyre Handler - Fall Back Protection Arms

Problem The mining industry has incurred a number of serious incidents due to tyres falling and crushing personnel Solution Fall Back Prevention Arms Benefits Reduced risk, increased safety, low maintenance ... Read more


Remote Vision System for Dozers on Coal Stockpiles

NIOSH participated in an experiment to facilitate the remote control of dozers used on coal stockpiles. The experiment consisted of supplementing the normal sensory cues an operator requires to manipulate the dozer from a remote location. NIOSH provided and tested... Read more


Solutions to Prevent Materials-Handling injuries in Underground Coal Mines

This paper describes three mechanical methods - the mobile manipulator, the in-mine hoist, and a cable-handling system - being developed and tested at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to help reduce materials-handling injuries. Two of the devices... Read more


Materials Handling Accident Reduction in Underground Mines

Handling materials in underground mines continues to be a major safety problem. To reduce single-event lift injuries, equipment having mechanical automatic weight sensing and balancing control was investigated. The Coleman manipulator was selected for testing. Modifications were made to make... Read more


Reducing Materials Handling injuries in Underground Mines

This paper examines Mine Safety and Health Administration accident data to determine correlations between materials-handling tasks and the number of back injuries. It also discusses technologies used in U.S. underground mines to reduce the risk of injury. A Coleman manipulator... Read more


METAL/NON-METAL MINE FATALITY - Fatal Falling Material Accident

What A tyre contractor was fatally injured at a dimension stone operation. The victim was replacing tires on the front-end loader. He was pinned under the loader when it fell off the supporting jacks. Why The accident occurred because policies and procedures failed... Read more


Fatal Falling Material Accident

What A tyre contractor was fatally injured at a dimension stone operation. The victim was replacing tires on the front-end loader. He was pinned under the loader when it fell off the supporting jacks. Why The accident occurred because policies and procedures failed... Read more


Tire and Rim Safety Awareness Program

This program was developed to give minearal industry personnel additional information to use with existing training materials relative to servicing of multipiece and single piece rim wheels such as those used on large surface mining equipment. Certain accidents are caused... Read more


Fatal Machinery Accident Tire Centers, LLC (B996) Duncan, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

What A contract tire service technician, age 39, was fatally injured on September 26, 2003, when a tire slipped from the gripping pads of a truck-mounted tire handling crane and struck him. Hall had used the crane to position one tire... Read more


Fatality - September 26, 2003-Machinery - METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY

What On September 26, 2003, a 39-year-old over the road tire technician, with 17 years experience, was fatally injured at a surface stone mine. The victim was using a truck-mounted tire handling crane to place two tires in an upright position... Read more


Surface Nonmetal Mine Fatal Machinery Accident Don Olson Airdome Truck Tire Company

What A tire repairman, age 35, was fatally injured between the hours of 7:45 p.m., September 29, 1997, and 6:15 a.m. the following morning, when he was crushed by a tire he was attempting to install on a front-end loader. The... Read more


Fatal Machinery Accident May Tire Company Contractor I.D. ZSY

What Santiago Cortez, tire company serviceman, age 49, was fatally injured about 3:30 p.m., March 15, 1997, when he was struck by a tire he was mounting on a front-end loader. Cortez had worked in the tire service business as an... Read more



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