The US Mine Safety and Health Administration have released a report into a fatal mine accident where a maintainer was killed by a relief valve while jacking a shovel at a New Mexico mine on 6th March. Tim Rivers, 35, was a field service technician based with Joy Global DBA Komatsu Mining Corp in Arizona. He was a contract miner with 35 weeks of mine experience.
MSHA says in a preliminary report that “The miner was injured when he was struck by a relief valve ejected from a 500-ton hydraulic jack”
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