Tags: Mine Safety and Health Administration

MSHA releases summary of mining deaths in third quarter preliminary fatality data

Oct 26, 2015

MSHA releases summary of mining deaths in third quarter preliminary fatality data

Metal and nonmetal miners made up five of the seven mining deaths in the third quarter of 2015, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration's summary of mining deaths from July 1 through Sept. 30. There have been eight fewer ...

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Truck driver at limestone mine seriously burned by sulfuric acid

Oct 21, 2015

Truck driver at limestone mine seriously burned by sulfuric acid

A truck driver at a surface limestone mine was seriously burned after he was sprayed with sulfuric acid. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the driver was off-loading a bulk load of 94 percent sulfuric acid at the mine ...

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Metal and nonmetal mines get a total of 61 citations during August MSHA inspections

Oct 06, 2015

Metal and nonmetal mines get a total of 61 citations during August MSHA inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration handed out 61 citations to six different mines during August inspections. MSHA announced that it inspected seven metal and nonmetal mines in August, and all but one received at least a minor citation. The sole operation ...

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MSHA issues seasonal safety alert for mining operations as fall begins

Sep 30, 2015

As the fall gets fully underway, miners across the country face new hazards as mines prepare for the winter season and begin working on tasks that aren't as familiar as the daily workload. The Mine Safety and Health Administration has ...

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MSHA gives out $8.4 million to 47 states for mine safety and health training

Sep 30, 2015

MSHA gives out $8.4 million to 47 states for mine safety and health training

The Mine Safety and Health Administration awarded $8,441,000 to 47 states and the Navajo Nation in order to support safety and health training courses. MSHA said the grants will pay for miners to take part in federally mandated training in order to reduce ...

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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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NEAR MISS: Miner injured after a forklift overturned at a cement plant

Sep 10, 2015

NEAR MISS: Miner injured after a forklift overturned at a cement plant

A miner at a cement plant was injured after the forklift he was operating tipped over and trapped him underneath. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was driving the forklift in the cement plant's garage when he ...

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Top Operations: CalPortland’s DuPont Quarry

Sep 10, 2015

Top Operations: CalPortland’s DuPont Quarry

« Click here to return and cast your vote for the DuPont Pit in the Top Operations contest   Click here to return to see all the entries in the Top Operations contest »   On the shores of Puget Sound CalPortland’s Washington-based DuPont Pit ...

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Top Operations: Summit Materials’ Nehemiah Pit

Sep 09, 2015

Top Operations: Summit Materials’ Nehemiah Pit

« Click here to return and cast your vote for the Nehemiah Pit in the Top Operations contest   Click here to return to see all the entries in the Top Operations contest »   Summit Materials’ recently acquired crushed stone quarry in central ...

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MSHA issues 87 citations at six metal/nonmetal mines during July impact inspections

Aug 27, 2015

MSHA issues 87 citations at six metal/nonmetal mines during July impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration doled out 87 citations and four orders at six metal and nonmetal mines during its July monthly inspections. According to MSHA, one serious infraction came at Ulrich Gravel in Valley County, Nebraska, where inspectors found ...

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A miner was seriously injured after a metal walkway gave way

Aug 24, 2015

A miner was seriously injured after a metal walkway gave way

A miner at a surface crushed limestone was seriously injured recently when a metal walkway failed. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was standing on a metal walkway at the crushed limestone facility when the the walkway ...

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MSHA releases investigation results of 2014 fatal mine accident in Utah

Aug 18, 2015

MSHA releases investigation results of 2014 fatal mine accident in Utah

The Mine Safety and Health Administration found that a Utah gypsum company had no fault in the death of a miner back in June 2014. According to MSHA, Kevin Lee Ames death was an accident when he suffered fatal burns on ...

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