MSHA recently issued a safety alert reminding mine operators that drillers are exposed to rotating machinery that can entangle clothing and body parts and result in fatal or seriously disabling injuries. Drillers working alone or in remote areas must be able to communicate with others and be heard or seen. They should focus on safe job procedures, comply with drilling safety standards and follow best practices to reduce the risk of death or injury.

Review the full alert and MSHA best practices.