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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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MSHA Alert: Blast Safety

Apr 09, 2013

MSHA Alert: Blast Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a March 27, 2013, fatality at a crushed stone operation. The incident involved a 61-year-old loader operator with 24 years of experience who was killed when broken ...

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Wednesday AGG1 seminar standouts

Mar 19, 2013

Wednesday AGG1 seminar standouts

We looked over the list of AGG1 Academy seminars scheduled for today and found a few that looked especially interesting and informative. If you attend one of these, please let us know what you thought of it.   Wednesday, March 20 7:30 - ...

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MSHA Alert: Dozer safety

Mar 14, 2013

MSHA Alert: Dozer safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released the investigation report on a Sept. 26, 2012, fatality at a construction sand and gravel site. The incident involved a 79-year old foreman who was killed when he was run over by ...

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MSHA: Report released on contract driller fatality

Feb 19, 2013

MSHA: Report released on contract driller fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released a report on a Nov. 1 fatality involving a contract driller with six years of experience (click here to see the full report). The 30-year-0ld driller was apparently attempting to thread a ...

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MSHA Alert: Maintenance Safety

Feb 07, 2013

MSHA Alert: Maintenance Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports that the second metal/non-metal fatality of 2013 took place on Jan. 21, when a 54-year-old mechanic with six years of experience was killed at a lime operation. The mechanic was on the ...

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Best Practices for Dust Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining

Oct 08, 2012

Best Practices for Dust Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health's new Best Practices for Dust Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining handbook was developed to identify available engineering controls that can assist underground and surface metal/nonmetal mining operations in reducing worker exposure to respirable silica ...

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MSHA posts seventh fatality for 2012

May 31, 2012

On May 23, a 36-year-old plant foreman at a sand and gravel operation was killed when the ground failed below the excavator he was operating. For best practices, see MSHA's website at: http://www.msha.gov/fatals/2012/FAB12m07.asp.

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