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Rock from blast at limestone mine leaves site and hits vehicle passing by

Jan 12, 2016

Rock from blast at limestone mine leaves site and hits vehicle passing by

Blasting at a limestone mine went array and caused rocks to hit a car passing by the facility. The Mine Safety and Health Administration said some fly rock left the mine site during a blast and struck the windshield on a ...

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Near Miss: Miner gets arm stuck in conveyor pulley assembly

Dec 10, 2015

Near Miss: Miner gets arm stuck in conveyor pulley assembly

The Mine Safety and Health Administration warned miners to stay safe around conveyor belts this week after a miner was seriously injured when his arm was caught. According to MSHA, a miner at a surface gravel mine had just repaired a conveyor ...

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Miner suspended upside down pulled to safety by his pant legs

Nov 23, 2015

Miner suspended upside down pulled to safety by his pant legs

A driller at a surface crushed limestone mine can thank his pants for being pulled to safety recently after he found himself suspended upside down on a highway.  According to MSHA, the driller was working at the mine when he lost control ...

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Miner loses arm after getting caught in a screw conveyor

Oct 11, 2015

Miner loses arm after getting caught in a screw conveyor

A miner on a surface limestone mine lost an arm recently after it became tangled in a screw conveyor.  According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was trying to unclog a screw conveyor with a poker rod while ...

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NEAR MISS: Miner injured after he was struck by spinning gear reducer

Sep 17, 2015

A miner at an underground limestone mine was severely injured recently after he was hit by a spinning gear reducer. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner who was injured was working three others to change the head pulley ...

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MSHA rolls out new Part 50 training program

Jul 26, 2015

MSHA rolls out new Part 50 training program

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) introduced a new Part 50 Training Program during a quarterly training call on July 23. Developed by the agency’s Education, Policy and Development staff, it is a new tool to aid operators and ...

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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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Ontario cement plant fined for safety infractions after worker injury

Apr 29, 2015

Ontario cement plant fined for safety infractions after worker injury

St. Marys Cement Group in Ontario was fined $75,000 for workplace safety infractions when a worker became trapped in equipment and suffered a leg injury. According to a bulletin from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, the cement manufacturer pled guilty ...

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Balancing safety, production, and efficiency

Oct 01, 2014

Balancing safety, production, and efficiency

Recently, I was involved in a conversation on a LinkedIn forum discussing the best way to balance safety, production and efficiency. In order to achieve balance, it’s imperative to realize that one cannot exist without the others. Too often, safety and ...

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How to avoid work zone injuries and deaths

Aug 27, 2014

How to avoid work zone injuries and deaths

Serious injury and death is becoming an all-too-common occurrence for highway construction workers. Although workers aren’t always at fault, there are several preventable measures that can be taken to help reduce the risk of such a horrible and tragic accident. Here ...

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Two men hospitalized after accident at Texas sand and gravel operation

Jan 24, 2014

Two men hospitalized after accident at Texas sand and gravel operation

Two men are in the hospital following an accident at a sand and gravel operation near Amarillo, Texas. One worker was airlifted to the hospital Wednesday morning due to injuries sustained after a cable broke off a truck and struck him ...

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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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