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MSHA Alert: Dredging Safety

Dec 20, 2013

MSHA Alert: Dredging Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a December 10, 2013, fatality at a dredge operation. The incident involved a 27-year-old deck hand with 4 years and 8 months of experience who was killed when ...

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MSHA Alert: Blasting Safety

Dec 17, 2013

MSHA Alert: Blasting Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a December 4, 2013, fatality at a crushed stone mine. The incident involved a 63-year-old lead man with 16 years of experience who was killed when he was ...

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Follow these best practices for safe crushing operations

Nov 29, 2013

Follow these best practices for safe crushing operations

Safe crushing operations are possible when everyone works together. It is important that operators look out for potential hazards, and protect themselves and others by wearing protective gear and following safe work practices. The Mining Safety and Health Administration reported that, ...

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MSHA Alert: Haul Truck Safety

Nov 20, 2013

MSHA Alert: Haul Truck Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a November 7, 2013, fatality at a granite mine. The incident involved a 46-year-old equipment operator with 27 years of experience who was killed when the haul ...

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MSHA Alert: Four fatal accidents occurred during Q3 2013

Nov 07, 2013

MSHA Alert: Four fatal accidents occurred during Q3 2013

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported on Thursday that four fatal metal and nonmetal mining accidents accidents occurred in the U.S. during the third quarter of 2013. MSHA released the information in its summary of U.S. mining deaths that ...

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MSHA Alert: Cable Tray Installation Safety

Oct 30, 2013

MSHA Alert: Cable Tray Installation Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on an October 17, 2013, fatality at a cement operation. The incident involved a 52-year-old electrician with 5 years of experience who was killed when he fell 5 ...

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MSHA Alert: Accident Prevention

Oct 24, 2013

MSHA Alert: Accident Prevention

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported Tuesday that one fatal and four serious accidents have occurred in October at metal and nonmetal mines. The accidents were: A fatal accident involving an electrician who died after he fell 8 feet from ...

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Blasting: Best Practices

Oct 14, 2013

Blasting: Best Practices

Initiating safe, successful blast practices Successful blasts do not come about by chance. They come about via careful planning, assessment, and management of risk, the knowledge and teamwork of all personnel involved and, importantly, what physically happens on the bench during ...

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MSHA Alert: Mining Safety

Sep 24, 2013

MSHA Alert: Mining Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has reported that three fatal accidents have occurred within a week at metal and nonmetal mines. A September 16, 2013, incident involved a 58-year-old miner who was killed when he was driving a haul ...

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MSHA Alert: Mobile Equipment Safety

Jun 26, 2013

MSHA Alert: Mobile Equipment Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a June 13, 2013, fatality at a stone operation. The incident involved a 50-year-old mechanic with 15 years of experience who was killed when an articulated haul ...

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MSHA Alert: Drill Safety

May 15, 2013

MSHA Alert: Drill Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released an accident prevention alert following a recent injury. The incident involved a roof bolting machine operator who was seriously injured when he was struck by an unrestrained drill steel. MSHA recommends the ...

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MSHA Alert: Conveyor Safety

May 06, 2013

MSHA Alert: Conveyor Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on an April 27, 2013, fatality at a surface gypsum operation. The incident involved a 58-year-old mechanic with 2 years of experience who was killed when he was ...

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