Posts tagged "proximity detector"

New Regulations Mandate Proximity Detectors for Continuous Mining Machines

Recent tragic mining fatalities in West Virginia have spurred the finalization of new regulations governing the use of proximity detection sensors for continuous mining machines. In the course of their workday, miners face potential of pinning, crushing, or striking hazards associated with working close to continuous mining machines. Proximity detection technology can help to prevent these types of accidents. In February 2015, a lawsuit was filed by an Ohio man who [...]

Tags: coal mine deathcontinuous minercontinuous mining machinecrushing deathnew WV coal mine regulationsproximity detector