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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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Near Miss: Miner injured after he was pinned between two marble slabs

May 19, 2015

A miner was hospitalized following an accident at an underground marble mine. The Miner was cutting a large slab of marble with a wire saw when the slab began to topple towards him. The miner was pinned between two slabs of ...

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MSHA details mining deaths during quarterly training call

May 04, 2015

MSHA details mining deaths during quarterly training call

The Mine Safety and Health Administration gave details about the Jan. 8 death of a man at a sand and gravel mine during a quarterly training call on Wednesday, April 29. MSHA said a 63-year-old sales manager was installing new screen ...

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

Apr 12, 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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Graniterock recognizes Santa Cruz Public Works Department with Award of Excellence at Pavement Expo

Apr 08, 2015

Graniterock recognized the Santa Cruz Public Works Department with an Award of Excellence plaque at the annual Pavement Expo Thursday, April 2, 2015, which took place at the Graniterock’s A.R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas. A company press release notes that ...

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