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MSHA Alert: Mining fatalities on the rise

Aug 05, 2014

MSHA Alert: Mining fatalities on the rise

The number of mining deaths in the United States is on the rise, according to a new report released by U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). 22 miners were killed in the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in ...

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5 miners die in metal, nonmetal sector in Q1 2014

May 05, 2014

5 miners die in metal, nonmetal sector in Q1 2014

The metal and nonmetal mining sector experienced five deaths in the first quarter of 2014, according to data released Monday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). MSHA noted that in the previous quarter, the metal and nonmetal sector saw ...

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Metal/nonmetal mining fatalities increase by 6 in 2013

Jan 07, 2014

Metal/nonmetal mining fatalities increase by 6 in 2013

The metal/nonmetal mining sector saw 22 fatalities in 2013, an increase of six fatalities compared to 2012, according to preliminary data the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released on Monday. MSHA notes that 2013 fatalities remained at a record low ...

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Prevent summer accidents: Don’t trespass

May 31, 2013

Prevent summer accidents: Don’t trespass

As the weather gets warmer, more quarry sites are likely to experience increased cases of trespassing. That’s because, according to Indiana Public Media, people use the quarries as parks or pools, an action that Lawrence County Sheriff Sam Craig said causes ...

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