Tags: Mine Safety and Health Administration

How to prevent deadly fall accidents

May 09, 2014

How to prevent deadly fall accidents

An accident involving a hydraulic pump at an underground limestone mine has resulted in the death of a contract mechanic, according to an accident report released Friday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The February 27, 2014 incident involved ...

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MSHA Revamps Safety Outreach to Small Producers

May 06, 2014

MSHA Revamps Safety Outreach to Small Producers

Industry training will look dramatically different as the summer aggregate production season approaches full tilt. During a May 5 stakeholder summit held by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety ...

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5 miners die in metal, nonmetal sector in Q1 2014

May 05, 2014

5 miners die in metal, nonmetal sector in Q1 2014

The metal and nonmetal mining sector experienced five deaths in the first quarter of 2014, according to data released Monday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). MSHA noted that in the previous quarter, the metal and nonmetal sector saw ...

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MSHA issues 27 citations, 1 order in March impact inspections

May 01, 2014

MSHA issues 27 citations, 1 order in March impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Wednesday that it issued 27 citations and one order to metal and nonmetal mines during March impact inspections. A cement operation received 21 citations and one order, while a sand and rock mine ...

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8 Ways to Avoid Fatal Accidents Around Mobile Equipment

Apr 28, 2014

8 Ways to Avoid Fatal Accidents Around Mobile Equipment

An accident involving a an excavator and haul truck at a sand and gravel mine has resulted in a fatality, according to an accident report released Monday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The April 17, 2014 incident involved ...

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7 Best Practices for Operating Mobile Equipment Near Embankments

Apr 22, 2014

7 Best Practices for Operating Mobile Equipment Near Embankments

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the accident report on a November 7, 2013 fatality at a granite mine. The incident involved a 46-year-old equipment operator with 27 years of experience who was killed when the haul truck ...

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Metal/nonmetal mining deaths rise by 27% in 2013

Apr 15, 2014

Metal/nonmetal mining deaths rise by 27% in 2013

Metal and nonmetal mining saw an increase of approximately 27 percent in deaths in 2013, bringing the fatal injury rate up by 0.0029 per 200,000 hours worked, according to preliminary data released by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The ...

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MSHA Issues Guidance on POV Corrective Action Programs

Apr 15, 2014

MSHA Issues Guidance on POV Corrective Action Programs

MSHA’s Pattern of Violations (POV) saga continues. On April 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Program Information Bulletin (PIB) detailing the corrective action program (CAP) for mines facing a POV status. ...

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MSHA Alert: Lift Safety

Apr 10, 2014

MSHA Alert: Lift Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the preliminary report on a March 27, 2014 fatality at a sand and gravel operation. The incident involved a 64-year-old foreman with 32 years of experience who was killed after he was ...

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MSHA offers guidance on submitting corrective action programs

Apr 09, 2014

MSHA offers guidance on submitting corrective action programs

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a Program Information Bulletin that offers guidance on submitting and implementing a corrective action program (CAP). The Program Information Bulletin delivers a reminder about the process for submitting a CAP for MSHA ...

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MSHA releases report on fall fatality

Apr 07, 2014

MSHA releases report on fall fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on an Oct. 17, 2013, fatality at a cement plant involving a 52-year-old journeyman electrician with 5 years of experience who was killed after he fell approximately 6 ...

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MSHA clarifies working places examination requirements

Apr 01, 2014

MSHA clarifies working places examination requirements

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a Program Policy Letter (PPL) clarifying the requirements for examination of working places addressed in C.F.R. §§ 56/57.18002. The PPL, which MSHA released due to operator questions about which type of records ...

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