The Sky is Falling

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: September 12th, 2011

This video tackles the issue of highwall safety in surface mining and construction. The storyline follows investigative reporter Gerald Rivers on a 5 day special report to substantiate rumors of falling sky in the Western U.S. Filmed on location at surface operations in Wyoming and Nevada, the video covers five basic areas: Blasting Safety, Personal Protective Equipment, Anatomy of a Highwall, Common Equipment on Surface Sites, and Common Signs of Hazardous Conditions. Through Gerald’s misguided attempts at news gathering we learn the truth about highwall safety from the experts – the miners.

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