Tags: Mine Safety and Health Administration

MSHA fatalgram report

Mar 23, 2015

MSHA fatalgram report

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sent out a fatalgram last week providing details about a fatal accident that occurred at a limestone quarry in Ohio on Dec. 1, 2014. A 46-year-old contract truck driver with 26 years of ...

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MSHA clarifies classifications in proposed civil penalty rule

Mar 16, 2015

MSHA clarifies classifications in proposed civil penalty rule

In response to concerns raised by stakeholders, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has clarified the negligence and gravity classifications in its proposed rule to amend civil penalty procedures. (80 Fed. Reg. 7393) The proposed rule would reduce the number ...

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2015 Spring Thaw training workshops

Feb 23, 2015

2015 Spring Thaw training workshops

Statistics show that mining accidents tend to increase during April and May, when many intermittently operated mining operations begin producing again, often with new employees who are unaware of the hazards of mining. So with spring right around the corner ...

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Comment period extended on proposed civil penalties rule

Feb 16, 2015

On Feb. 10, 2015, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period on the proposed rule, Criteria and Procedures for Assessment of Civil Penalties, for a second time. The notice ...

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NSSGA responds to proposed increase in MSHA spending

Feb 12, 2015

NSSGA responds to proposed increase in MSHA spending

The Obama Administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 includes a 5-percent increase, up to $394 million, in spending for the Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), according to a report in the National Stone, Sand and ...

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Laser Technology addresses safer, more effective tactics for blast design

Jan 26, 2015

Laser Technology addresses safer, more effective tactics for blast design

Laser Technology, Inc., (LTI), a leading designer and manufacturer of laser-based solutions for professional measurement and mapping, and Robert McClure, President of RAM, an independent blast design consulting firm, will be cohosting a webinar about serious challenges and viable solutions for ...

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Sand and gravel mine cited for 8th time

Jan 19, 2015

Sand and gravel mine cited for 8th time

Northern Excavating has been cited for the eighth time for allegedly letting employees work under risky conditions. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says mine operators allowed employees to work at great risk in trenches without cave-in ...

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Metal and nonmetal mine fatalities increased in 2014

Jan 06, 2015

Metal and nonmetal mine fatalities increased in 2014

Fatalities at metal and nonmetal mines increased to 24 deaths in 2014, up from 22 in 3013, according to The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The most common causes of mining accidents in 2014 involved powered haulage and machinery; ...

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Man killed after driving Caterpillar truck into quarry

Dec 08, 2014

Man killed after driving Caterpillar truck into quarry

A man is dead following an accident that happened at Maple Grove Quarry in Ohio. Darwin Glover, 46, drove his Caterpillar truck off the side of the road and into the water-filled quarry. "The accident occurred at 10:30 a.m. He drove the ...

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Foreman killed at sand and gravel mine in Montana

Nov 27, 2014

Foreman killed at sand and gravel mine in Montana

Robert L. Irwin, Foreman, age 53, has been killed at Belzer Pit, a surface sand and gravel operation owned and operated by Fossum Ready Mix in Montana. Irwin was reportedly working under the raised bed of a dump truck when ...

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MSHA reports five miners killed during Q3 2014

Oct 31, 2014

MSHA reports five miners killed during Q3 2014

During the third quarter of 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has reported that five metal and nonmetal miners were killed in accidents at work. During the same period in 2013, four miners were killed at metal and ...

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Two miners killed after rock strikes boom truck

Sep 23, 2014

Two miners killed after rock strikes boom truck

  Two miners have been killed at an underground mine and lime plant operation owned and operated by Mississippi Lime Company, located near Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Christopher R. Rawson, Utility/Boom Operator, 29, and John E. Hahl, Utility/Boom Operator, 53, were both ...

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