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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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MSHA extends comment period on proposed penalty changes

Sep 15, 2014

MSHA extends comment period on proposed penalty changes

On Sept. 15, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that on Sept. 16 it would publish a notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period from Sept. 29 to Dec. 3, 2014, on its proposed rule for Criteria ...

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Unimin’s Guion Plant: Changing With the Times

Sep 08, 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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Quarry worker dies from broken neck after fall

Sep 03, 2014

Quarry worker dies from broken neck after fall

An accident at Gardenscape Quarry has taken the life of Glenn F. Dibble, 54, of Rensselaer Falls, New York. Investigators say Dibble - who was working at the quarry - entered a storage building to obtain wooden planks from the rafters. He then climbed onto ...

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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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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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