Operating a Mobile Coal Drill

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  1. Examine working place
    • Fall of roof or rib
      • Examine roof and ribs as you advance. Do not advance into areas of unsafe roof.
    • Explosive gas
      • Conduct tests for gas with an approved methane detector before taking equipment in by the last open crosscut.
    • Exposure to dangerous gases
      • Ensure that ventilation is adequate with curtains properly in place.
  2. Check machine
    • Multiple
      • Visually examine hoses and connections for defects and repair. Conduct pre-operational check including panic bar, lights, slate bar, cable, obvious permissibility violations, proper operation of controls, etc.
    • Electrical current from cable or energized frame
      • Check cable for defects and complete any needed repairs.

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