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NEAR MISS: Miner severely injured after he was electrocuted

NEAR MISS: Miner severely injured after he...

- Jul 28, 2015

A miner was electrocuted at a surface mine recently and serious injured after an accident with a power circuit. According to ...

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MSHA highlights second quarter metal/non-metal accidents

MSHA highlights second quarter...

- Jul 27, 2015

During its July 23 quarterly training call, representatives of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reviewed fatalities and serious ...

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Will a new Supreme Court ruling mean put an end to the doctrine of deference?

Will a new Supreme Court ruling mean put an...

- Jul 05, 2015

In the October 2011 edition of Aggregates Manager, I wrote an article entitled “No Notice Required: MSHA’s disregard for rulemaking ...

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Nebraska company fined after loader operator dies in accident

Nebraska company fined after loader operator...

- Jun 22, 2015

A Nebraska construction and concrete company could have to pay up $14,630 in penalties following the April death of a ...

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Coming attractions: Crystalline silica rulemaking

Coming attractions: Crystalline silica...

- Jun 02, 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) current standards limit exposures to quartz (crystalline silica) in respirable dust. The metal ...

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MSHA Workplace Examinations a Front Burner Issue for Metal and Non-metal Mines

MSHA Workplace Examinations a Front Burner...

- Jun 01, 2015

In late 2014, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published its regulatory agenda for 2015. MSHA will consider how ...

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MSHA’s new RTLB compliance tool may come with a price

MSHA’s new RTLB compliance tool may...

- May 01, 2015

During a stakeholder meeting on Feb. 25, 2015, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) unveiled a new online web ...

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MSHA inspection focus: fatality prevention

MSHA inspection focus: fatality prevention

- Apr 01, 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently announced a fatality prevention initiative in response to increased fatalities within the ...

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MSHA steps up enforcement and education

MSHA steps up enforcement and education

- Mar 01, 2015

Regulators and operators should feel a sense of urgency when it comes to reversing the spike in metal/non-metal fatalities. That ...

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Information wins liability cases

Information wins liability cases

- Mar 01, 2015

Because the Mine Act is a strict liability statute, liability is not attributed to an operator in the way many ...

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