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MSHA announces results of July impact inspections

Sep 01, 2014

MSHA announces results of July impact inspections

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the results of its July impact inspections. During the month, federal inspectors issued 190 citations and eight orders during special impact inspections conducted at 15 coal mines and ...

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Unimin’s Guion Plant: Changing With the Times

Aug 29, 2014

Unimin’s Guion Plant: Changing With the Times

  Unimin’s Guion Plant is located in the heart of the small town of Guion, Ark. in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The plant, which operates an underground mine, a surface quarry, and a sand processing plant, has quite a ...

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Nebraska college receives grant from MSHA

Aug 28, 2014

Nebraska college receives grant from MSHA

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has awarded a $66,623 grant to the Safety Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The money will be used for training of Nebraska miners. In addition to training new miners, the ...

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Federal judge forces MSHA inspection

Aug 13, 2014

Federal judge forces MSHA inspection

A North Dakota sand and gravel mine is being forced by a federal judge to allow MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) inspectors full access after workplace safety complaints were filed. Last month Aggregates Manager reported that the mine was refusing an ...

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MSHA Alert: Mining fatalities on the rise

Aug 05, 2014

MSHA Alert: Mining fatalities on the rise

The number of mining deaths in the United States is on the rise, according to a new report released by U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). 22 miners were killed in the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in ...

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MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

Aug 01, 2014

MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

On July 31, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that makes significant changes to its existing civil penalty regulations. Aggregates operators should familiarize themselves with the proposed changes and consider the ...

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Mine refuses MSHA inspection

Jul 18, 2014

Mine refuses MSHA inspection

A sand and gravel mine in North Dakota has found itself in a heap of trouble with the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency has filed a lawsuit against the Jamestown-based Northern Excavating Co. for denying federal officials entry to ...

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MSHA issues 43 citations during May impact inspections

Jun 27, 2014

MSHA issues 43 citations during May impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Thursday that it issued 43 citations and 17 orders to metal and nonmetal mines during May impact inspections. Of those, a stone quarry received 24 citations, while a sand and rock mine received ...

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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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MSHA releases details on additional filing options for representative of miners

Jun 24, 2014

MSHA releases details on additional filing options for representative of miners

Miners and miners’ representatives who want details about filing options under Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (30 CFR) Part 40 - Representative of Miners now have access to that information. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has ...

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NSSGA: Protect future operations by giving input on OSHA’s silica rule

Jun 10, 2014

NSSGA: Protect future operations by giving input on OSHA’s silica rule

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is urging industry input on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed rule on respirable crystalline silica. Related: Three fatal flaws of OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule NSSGA last week filed with OSHA ...

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MSHA releases report on fatality involving falling, sliding materials

May 28, 2014

MSHA releases report on fatality involving falling, sliding materials

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a Feb. 28, 2014, fatality at a sand and gravel operation involving a 50-year-old supervisor/safety director with 27 years of experience who was killed when, at a ...

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