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MSHA Issued its First Hazard Alert of 2017

Hazard alert for safety around hoppers

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued its first Hazard Alert of 2017, Think Quicksand, to remind miners to be careful around hoppers. In one instance, a front end loaderoperator was loading sand into a feed hopper. When he got out of the cab to retrieve two 55-gallon drum lids from the hopper, he fell into the hopper and became engulfed by the sand.

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