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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.

MSHA says contract miner killed, fatality No. 8

Jun 14, 2010

On May 26, 2010, a 28 year-old contract miner with 10 weeks of mining experience was fatally injured at the Denison Mines (USA) Corp.-Pandora Complex underground uranium mine, according to a report from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The ...

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MSHA issues October alert

Oct 02, 2009

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Fatal Alert for October stating that the last 10 years, metal/non-metal mines have experienced more fatal accidents in the month of October than in any other month. The agency recommends focusing ...

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