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NEAR MISS: Miner injured at crushed rock mine after highwall failure

Jul 16, 2015

NEAR MISS: Miner injured at crushed rock mine after highwall failure

A man working at a surface crushed rock was injured recently when a highwall collapsed, leaving him trapped inside the excavator he was operating. According to a near-miss report from the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was working in the excavator ...

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MSHA issues near-miss accident alert, best practices after highwall collapse traps operator in excavator

May 06, 2015

MSHA issues near-miss accident alert, best practices after highwall collapse traps operator in excavator

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a metal/non-metal near-miss accident alert in response to a highwall collapse that trapped a miner in the cab of an excavator. A large chalk ball/bolder struck the operator’s cab, trapping the miner ...

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MSHA Alert: Bank and slope safety

Mar 13, 2014

MSHA Alert: Bank and slope safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the preliminary report on a Feb. 28, 2014 fatality at a sand and gravel operation. Related: Keep Experienced Miners Safe The incident involved a 50-year-old supervisor with 27 years of experience who was ...

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Top tips for highwall, berm and stockpile safety

Dec 18, 2013

Top tips for highwall, berm and stockpile safety

To keep your operation’s employees safe when working around and with stockpiles and highwalls, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) offers these five best practices: Be aware of overhanging material when loading from stockpiles and highwalls. Stay back from the edge ...

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MSHA Alert: Highwall safety

Feb 01, 2013

MSHA Alert: Highwall safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports the first metal/non-metal fatality of 2013 took place on Jan. 19. An assistant plant manager had been working on a lift to take samples from a highwall when a large rock fell ...

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MSHA offers best practices for sound ground control plans in miner, auger operations

Jun 24, 2010

Due to accidents and methane ignitions at highwall miner and auger operations, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is providing best practices to aid mine operators in developing sound ground control plans. BEST PRACTICES • Provide adequate spacing/webbing between holes to ...

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