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How to avoid explosions at mining sites

Jun 26, 2014

How to avoid explosions at mining sites

An accident involving an exploding centrifugal pump part at sand and gravel mine has resulted in the death of a production supervisor, according to an accident report released Wednesday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The June 18, 2014 ...

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Diesel tank explodes at Colorado sand and gravel operation

Nov 12, 2013

Diesel tank explodes at Colorado sand and gravel operation

A diesel tank exploded Monday at a sand and gravel operation in Loveland, Colorado, injuring two workers, Denver’s ABC 7 News reports. The two men were welding the tank at Jake Kauffman & Son Inc. when it exploded. The tank contained ...

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World War II rocket found at England quarry

Sep 23, 2013

World War II rocket found at England quarry

Quarry workers discovered a World War II rocket this week at a site in Burgh Castle, England, according to a report from the Eastern Daily Press (EDP). Kevin Lee, manager of Folkes Plant and Aggregates Ltd, the company that runs the ...

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Hazard complaints result in surprise inspections at 3 Massey-owned mines

Apr 27, 2010

U.S. Labor Department MSHA inspectors cite several illegal mining practices at West Virginia operations The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration announced on April 27 that MSHA inspectors responded to three separate anonymous complaints about hazardous conditions at three ...

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