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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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MSHA fatalgram: best practices offered in response to articulated truck fatality

Apr 02, 2015

MSHA fatalgram: best practices offered in response to articulated truck fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a fatalgram with details about a fatal accident that occurred on March 17, 2015, at a dredging operation. A 44-year-old haul truck driver with four days of experience was injured while ...

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MSHA fatalgram report

Mar 23, 2015

MSHA fatalgram report

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sent out a fatalgram last week providing details about a fatal accident that occurred at a limestone quarry in Ohio on Dec. 1, 2014. A 46-year-old contract truck driver with 26 years of ...

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MSHA steps up enforcement and education

Mar 01, 2015

MSHA steps up enforcement and education

Regulators and operators should feel a sense of urgency when it comes to reversing the spike in metal/non-metal fatalities. That was the message shared by Joeseph A. Main, assistant secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, and Neal Merrifield, ...

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