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Miner seriously injured at a crushed and broken stone mine

Jan 22, 2016

Miner seriously injured at a crushed and broken stone mine

A miner at a crushed and broken stone mine was injured when rocks fell on him as he was trying to remove blockage from an impact crusher. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner entered a impact crusher to ...

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Rock from blast at limestone mine leaves site and hits vehicle passing by

Jan 12, 2016

Rock from blast at limestone mine leaves site and hits vehicle passing by

Blasting at a limestone mine went array and caused rocks to hit a car passing by the facility. The Mine Safety and Health Administration said some fly rock left the mine site during a blast and struck the windshield on a ...

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MSHA reminds miners about dozer safety after serious accident at gravel mine

Jan 05, 2016

MSHA reminds miners about dozer safety after serious accident at gravel mine

A miner was put in a dangerous situation recently at a surface sand and gravel mine when he lost control of the dozer he was operating. According to MSHA, the miner was ripping and pushing material at the mine with the heavy ...

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Contending with confined spaces

Dec 24, 2015

Contending with confined spaces

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently issued an alert regarding deaths and injuries related to confined spaces. One recent fatality occurred when a miner was cleaning the inside of a tanker railcar. Another miner was severely burned while ...

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MSHA releases safety alert in hopes that miners will get to ‘go home for the holidays’

Dec 14, 2015

MSHA releases safety alert in hopes that miners will get to ‘go home for the holidays’

The Mine Safety and Health Administration wants to ensure that miners all have a chance to get home safely for the holidays. MSHA released a seasonal safety alert to remind workers not to get distracted during the holiday season and stay focused ...

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Near Miss: Miner gets arm stuck in conveyor pulley assembly

Dec 10, 2015

Near Miss: Miner gets arm stuck in conveyor pulley assembly

The Mine Safety and Health Administration warned miners to stay safe around conveyor belts this week after a miner was seriously injured when his arm was caught. According to MSHA, a miner at a surface gravel mine had just repaired a conveyor ...

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Cement plant worker injured after being struck in the chest by saw

Nov 11, 2015

Cement plant worker injured after being struck in the chest by saw

A worker at a cement plant was seriously injured when a rotary saw struck him in the chest.   According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the contract employee was working at the cement plant attempting to saw through a 6-inch ...

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Truck driver at limestone mine seriously burned by sulfuric acid

Oct 21, 2015

Truck driver at limestone mine seriously burned by sulfuric acid

A truck driver at a surface limestone mine was seriously burned after he was sprayed with sulfuric acid. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the driver was off-loading a bulk load of 94 percent sulfuric acid at the mine ...

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Miner loses arm after getting caught in a screw conveyor

Oct 11, 2015

Miner loses arm after getting caught in a screw conveyor

A miner on a surface limestone mine lost an arm recently after it became tangled in a screw conveyor.  According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was trying to unclog a screw conveyor with a poker rod while ...

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MSHA issues seasonal safety alert for mining operations as fall begins

Sep 30, 2015

As the fall gets fully underway, miners across the country face new hazards as mines prepare for the winter season and begin working on tasks that aren't as familiar as the daily workload. The Mine Safety and Health Administration has ...

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NEAR MISS: Miner injured after he was struck by spinning gear reducer

Sep 17, 2015

A miner at an underground limestone mine was severely injured recently after he was hit by a spinning gear reducer. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner who was injured was working three others to change the head pulley ...

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NEAR MISS: Miner injured after a forklift overturned at a cement plant

Sep 10, 2015

NEAR MISS: Miner injured after a forklift overturned at a cement plant

A miner at a cement plant was injured after the forklift he was operating tipped over and trapped him underneath. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was driving the forklift in the cement plant's garage when he ...

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