As a manufacturer committed to mine safety, we here at Checkers are delighted to read this report from the National Safety Council reporting that 2015 was the safest year in the history of the mining industry! The fatality rate in 2015 was 0.0096 per 200,000 hours worked, which dropped significantly from the 2014 rate of 0.0144. The “all-injury rate” hit a historic low as well, clocking in at 2.28. Also noted in the article is the fact that safety citations and orders issued decreased by 11 percent. Our wheel chocks no doubt played a part in reducing that statistic, as they are MSHA approved. Designed with heavy duty polyurethane, our chocks combine lightweight portability with rugged high-performance load capacities. Our goal is to see the fatality rate reduced to zero, as even one life lost to poor safety precautions is too many. While there is a room for improvement, we are still very excited to see the establishment of this milestone in mining history. Safety, of course, is always in a state of constant improvement, so we have high hopes to see even lower fatality rates in 2016.
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