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MSHA highlights second quarter metal/non-metal accidents

Jul 27, 2015

MSHA highlights second quarter metal/non-metal accidents

During its July 23 quarterly training call, representatives of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reviewed fatalities and serious accidents in both the coal and metal/non-metal sectors. In the metal/non-metal sector, three accidents took place in sand and gravel ...

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MSHA rolls out new Part 50 training program

Jul 26, 2015

MSHA rolls out new Part 50 training program

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) introduced a new Part 50 Training Program during a quarterly training call on July 23. Developed by the agency’s Education, Policy and Development staff, it is a new tool to aid operators and ...

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A quarry worker was found dead in a lake a week after he fell from a floating dredge

Jul 22, 2015

A quarry worker was found dead in a lake a week after he fell from a floating dredge

A quarry worker in Ohio was found dead in a lake more than a week after he was thrown off of a floating dredge when it capsized. The man was working on the floating dredge with a coworker at the Hanson Sand and ...

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MSHA issues citations to Virginia granite mine for worker death

Jun 02, 2015

MSHA issues citations to Virginia granite mine for worker death

The Mine Safety and Health Administration found that R&S Stone Inc. failed to train a crusher operator for the task that led to his death and that the company failed to protect miners from jaw crusher components. Carl Hixon, 45, died Jan. 17 ...

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Miner injured in underground limestone accident

May 13, 2015

Miner injured in underground limestone accident

A miner was hospitalized for injuries recently after a near-miss accident in an underground limestone mine, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) said in a metal/non-metal near-miss alert. According to MSHA, a miner operating a roof-bolter was working under ...

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MSHA issues near-miss accident alert, best practices after highwall collapse traps operator in excavator

May 06, 2015

MSHA issues near-miss accident alert, best practices after highwall collapse traps operator in excavator

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a metal/non-metal near-miss accident alert in response to a highwall collapse that trapped a miner in the cab of an excavator. A large chalk ball/bolder struck the operator’s cab, trapping the miner ...

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Overturned gravel truck closes portions of Route 20 in Illinois

May 04, 2015

A section of eastbound Route 20 in Elgin, Ill., was shut down Tuesday morning, April 21, when a gravel truck overturned Tuesday morning, The Courier-News reports. The Elgin Police were called to the scene at 10:23 a.m. and that portions ...

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Three people injured, two seriously, at underground quarry in Pennsylvania

May 01, 2015

Three people injured, two seriously, at underground quarry in Pennsylvania

Three people were injured in a quarry mining accident in Westmoreland County early Wednesday morning, April 29, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The incident occurred at approximately 5 a.m. at Hanson Aggregates BMC Inc.’s Whitney Stone Quarry in Unity, Pa. “Early this ...

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Maryland man dies after becoming trapped in crushing machinery in asphalt plant

Apr 30, 2015

Maryland man dies after becoming trapped in crushing machinery in asphalt plant

A man died Monday morning after becoming trapped in a rock crusher at an Aggregates Industries asphalt plant in Prince George County, NBC Washington reports. Technical rescue crews were called to the rock quarry in Clinton, Md. at approximately 10 ...

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Ontario cement plant fined for safety infractions after worker injury

Apr 29, 2015

Ontario cement plant fined for safety infractions after worker injury

St. Marys Cement Group in Ontario was fined $75,000 for workplace safety infractions when a worker became trapped in equipment and suffered a leg injury. According to a bulletin from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, the cement manufacturer pled guilty ...

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Sand truck overturns, closing down road leading to Haverstraw village in New York

Apr 27, 2015

Sand truck overturns, closing down road leading to Haverstraw village in New York

Short Clove Rd. leading into Haverstraw village was closed for several hours Tuesday morning, April 21, after a tractor-trailer carrying a load of sand overturned, spilling sand on the road, according to a report in lohud, The Journal News. The ...

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MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

Apr 22, 2015

MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a metal/non-metal serious non-fatal accident alert in response to a mobile equipment accident that occurred at a surface gold mine. Though the accident did not occur at an aggregate operation, it can ...

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