Slips, Trips, and Falls

Falls from the same or higher level are a serious safety problem. According to MSHA’s data, falls account for approximately 30% of all accidents in the mining industry, and falls to the same level result in more lost time accidents than any other injury category. These injuries occur most frequently while workers are walking, running, and getting on or off of equipment, and often result in sprains, strains or fractures of the back, shoulders and knee.

Scene of fatal injury involving fall from extended crane basket