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Part/Section of Title 30 CFR: 56.12018 Date: 05/21/2015 Negligence: Moderate District:

Condition or Practice:
The breakers were not labeled in the panel located in the gravel plant control room. Employees working around this area were exposed to the possibility of injury by not being able to identify which switch to lock out to work on equipment or circuits, or deactivate in case of an...

Action to Terminate:
The mine operator had the breakers labeled to identify what they controlled.

Part/Section of Title 30 CFR: 56.12008 Date: 05/21/2015 Negligence: Moderate District:

Condition or Practice:
The cables entering and exiting the 2NS stacker disconnect and starter metal enclosures were not passing through a proper fittings. The cables were not provided with strain relief that would prevent them from being pulled out of the box. Should the cable become pulled loose the exposed conductors may come...

Action to Terminate:
The mine operator had the cables clamped inside of the enclosure, providing strain relief.

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