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MSHA’s top 25 most cited standards at sand and gravel facilities in 2015

Feb 02, 2016

MSHA’s top 25 most cited standards at sand and gravel facilities in 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has updated its list of the top 25 most common violations cited for sand and gravel facilities in 2015. According to MSHA, the most common violation last year at sand and gravel facilities had to do ...

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MSHA issued 47 total citations at seven mines during September inspections

Oct 29, 2015

MSHA issued 47 total citations at seven mines during September inspections

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration doled out 47 citations to seven metal and nonmetal mines during inspection in September. MSHA reported that mines in New Hampshire, Ohio, Nevada, Kentucky and Minnesota were inspected, and none came out with perfect record. ...

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Metal and nonmetal mines get a total of 61 citations during August MSHA inspections

Oct 06, 2015

Metal and nonmetal mines get a total of 61 citations during August MSHA inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration handed out 61 citations to six different mines during August inspections. MSHA announced that it inspected seven metal and nonmetal mines in August, and all but one received at least a minor citation. The sole operation ...

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MSHA issues 87 citations at six metal/nonmetal mines during July impact inspections

Aug 27, 2015

MSHA issues 87 citations at six metal/nonmetal mines during July impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration doled out 87 citations and four orders at six metal and nonmetal mines during its July monthly inspections. According to MSHA, one serious infraction came at Ulrich Gravel in Valley County, Nebraska, where inspectors found ...

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U.S. District Court agrees to expedite NSSGA’s lawsuit against MSHA over POV rule

Jul 20, 2015

U.S. District Court agrees to expedite NSSGA’s lawsuit against MSHA over POV rule

Attorney's for the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association were successfully about to convince a U.S. District Court in Ohio to expedite the organization's lawsuit over the Mine Safety and Health Administration's controversial Pattern of Violations rule. The NSSGA said in a press ...

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MSHA issued 176 citations during May impact inspections

Jun 30, 2015

MSHA issued 176 citations during May impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that it issued 176 citations during its May monthly impact inspections, with metal/non-metal mines receiving 73 citations. MSHA visited 10 coal mines and seven metal/nonmetal mines in Alabama, California, Kentucky, Illinois, Montana, Ohio, ...

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MSHA releases preliminary mine safety data for 2014, updates Mine Safety and Health at a Glance web page

Apr 17, 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released preliminary mine safety data for 2014, and has updated its Mine Safety and Health at a Glance web page, which includes charts with information on inspections, violations, number of mines and ...

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DEC orders Tilcon New York’s Haverstraw Quarry to control dust

Apr 14, 2015

Under a consent order issued in January by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Tilcon New York is developing a plan to address dust issues at its Haverstraw Quarry. Lohud, The Journal News reports that since October 2014, the ...

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Comment period extended on proposed civil penalties rule

Feb 16, 2015

On Feb. 10, 2015, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period on the proposed rule, Criteria and Procedures for Assessment of Civil Penalties, for a second time. The notice ...

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OSHA cites Nebraska sand and gravel company

Oct 23, 2014

OSHA cites Nebraska sand and gravel company

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Van Kirk Sand and Gravel, which operates as Van Kirk Brothers Contracting, for two serious safety violations. Two workers were injured at the Nebraska company after being struck-by an ...

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MSHA extends comment period on proposed penalty changes

Sep 15, 2014

MSHA extends comment period on proposed penalty changes

On Sept. 15, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that on Sept. 16 it would publish a notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period from Sept. 29 to Dec. 3, 2014, on its proposed rule for Criteria ...

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MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

Aug 01, 2014

MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

On July 31, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that makes significant changes to its existing civil penalty regulations. Aggregates operators should familiarize themselves with the proposed changes and consider the ...

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