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The Six Sides of the Box

Last year, this column featured a six-part series focused on expanding our approach to safety beyond the six sides of a proverbial box. This is a recap of those six articles. – Ed

Most can agree that the typical box is made up of six panels – top, bottom and four sides. That same structure can be applied to the figurative box often referenced when one is advised to “think outside of the box.”

 

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First Fatality Hits Aggregates Industry

On January 8, a 63-year-old sales manager with 11 years of experience was killed at a sand and gravel mine. He was installing new screen panels in the B tower screen.

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Unwarrantable Failure Criteria Not Met In Crane Assembly Project

By Ellen Smith

A company violated §56.16009, which states, “persons shall stay clear of suspended loads,” where a miner did not stay clear of a suspended load during a crane assembly project. But the violation was not due to an unwarrantable failure to comply, the Review Commission ruled on Dec. 10, 2014.

 

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