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Miner seriously injured after articulated haul truck overturned

Feb 09, 2016

Miner seriously injured after articulated haul truck overturned

A miner at at a surface limestone mine suffered serious injuries after the articulated haul truck he was operating overturned. The Mine Safety and Health Administration said that the miner was likely still alive today because he was wearing his seat ...

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MSHA’s top 25 most cited standards at stone facilities in 2015

Feb 03, 2016

MSHA’s top 25 most cited standards at stone facilities in 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has updated its list of the top 25 most common violations cited for stone aggregate facilities in 2015. According to MSHA, the number one violation of 2015 involved housekeeping, or more specially, they were violations due to ...

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MSHA issues 95 citations to seven mines during December inspections

Feb 03, 2016

MSHA issues 95 citations to seven mines during December inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration issued out 95 citations to seven different metal and nonmetal mines across the country during its December inspections. According to MSHA, metal and nonmetal citations made up 95 of the 165 total given out during ...

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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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Miner seriously injured at a crushed and broken stone mine

Jan 22, 2016

Miner seriously injured at a crushed and broken stone mine

A miner at a crushed and broken stone mine was injured when rocks fell on him as he was trying to remove blockage from an impact crusher. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner entered a impact crusher to ...

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MSHA reveals new website design, asks for feedback from stakeholders

Dec 15, 2015

MSHA reveals new website design, asks for feedback from stakeholders

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has a brand new website set to formally launch in 2016, but they are looking for feedback from the mining industry in the meantime. MSHA sent out a letter to stakeholders recently to announce the ...

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MSHA releases safety alert in hopes that miners will get to ‘go home for the holidays’

Dec 14, 2015

MSHA releases safety alert in hopes that miners will get to ‘go home for the holidays’

The Mine Safety and Health Administration wants to ensure that miners all have a chance to get home safely for the holidays. MSHA released a seasonal safety alert to remind workers not to get distracted during the holiday season and stay focused ...

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United States celebrates miners with National Miners Day (VIDEO)

Dec 08, 2015

United States celebrates miners with National Miners Day (VIDEO)

Mining in some form or another has been apart of America's culture since before the country even technically existed. Countless men and women have lost their lives harvesting resources to build the world. And many of the 366,000 miners who ...

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MSHA and NSSGA release new infographic about material handling injuries

Nov 24, 2015

MSHA and NSSGA release new infographic about material handling injuries

The Mine Safety and Health Administration and the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association have partnered up to release a new infographic warning of the dangers of handling materials on the job. According to the NSSGA, the poster sets out to ...

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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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Cement plant worker injured after being struck in the chest by saw

Nov 11, 2015

Cement plant worker injured after being struck in the chest by saw

A worker at a cement plant was seriously injured when a rotary saw struck him in the chest.   According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the contract employee was working at the cement plant attempting to saw through a 6-inch ...

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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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