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A miner was seriously injured after a metal walkway gave way

Aug 24, 2015

A miner was seriously injured after a metal walkway gave way

A miner at a surface crushed limestone was seriously injured recently when a metal walkway failed. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was standing on a metal walkway at the crushed limestone facility when the the walkway ...

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Operations Illustrated: Do you know the best practices for dust control?

Aug 17, 2015

Operations Illustrated: Do you know the best practices for dust control?

By Mary Foster, Contributing Editor Dust Control Best Practices Dust control touches every part of an aggregate operation, from productivity, efficiency, and product quality to compliance, safety, and good neighbor relations. According to Mark Kestner, Ph.D., president and CEO of National Environmental ...

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MSHA is stepping up its enforcement following three fatal accidents in one day

Aug 10, 2015

MSHA is stepping up its enforcement following three fatal accidents in one day

August 3 was a deadly day for mining across America as three miners died in completely unrelated accidents in three different states. In the wake of the deaths, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has decided up the enforcement and ...

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Sand and gravel plant superintendent dies after dredge capsized

Aug 05, 2015

Sand and gravel plant superintendent dies after dredge capsized

A superintendent at a sand and gravel operation died after a dredge capsized. According to Mine Safety and Health Administration, the 50-year-old man was working with another miner on a floating dredge to dislodge a clamshell bucket that became stuck at the ...

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A truck driver died at a cement plant in Missouri

Aug 03, 2015

A truck driver died at a cement plant in Missouri

A truck driver at a cement plant in Missouri died earlier this year after he fell from the cab of his truck. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the 59-year-old was climbing into his truck at Lone Star Quarry and ...

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NEAR MISS: Miner severely injured after he was electrocuted

Jul 28, 2015

NEAR MISS: Miner severely injured after he was electrocuted

A miner was electrocuted at a surface mine recently and serious injured after an accident with a power circuit. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was attempting to connect a 1,000-foot cable to the junction box of a ...

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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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NEAR MISS: Miner injured at crushed rock mine after highwall failure

Jul 16, 2015

NEAR MISS: Miner injured at crushed rock mine after highwall failure

A man working at a surface crushed rock was injured recently when a highwall collapsed, leaving him trapped inside the excavator he was operating. According to a near-miss report from the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was working in the excavator ...

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Near-miss accident: Excavator falls into lake while workers were at lunch

Jul 08, 2015

Near-miss accident: Excavator falls into lake while workers were at lunch

An excavator ended up in a lake at a surface sand and gravel operation while the miners at the site were away for lunch. MSHA released a near-miss accident report regarding the incident and said that the excavator was left parked near the edge ...

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Three miners injured after air blast following a collapse

Jun 21, 2015

Three miners injured after air blast following a collapse

Three miners were injured at an underground crushed and broken limestone mine after they were thrown to the ground by an air blast. According to a near-miss accident report from the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the three miners were standing ...

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Floating pump platform capsizes and leads to near miss at sand and gravel operation

Jun 11, 2015

Floating pump platform capsizes and leads to near miss at sand and gravel operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration released a near-miss accident report following an accident at a surface sand and gravel operation where a floating pump platform capsized.  Two miners were servicing a floating pump platform on a boat when one of ...

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Miner avoids injury in near-miss at sand and gravel mine

Jun 04, 2015

Miner avoids injury in near-miss at sand and gravel mine

A walkway leading to a conveyor head pulley gave way recently at a surface sand and gravel mine and nearly sent a miner to a 30-foot fall. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, there was an inspection party walking ...

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