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MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

Apr 12, 2015

MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a metal/non-metal serious non-fatal accident alert in response to a mobile equipment accident that occurred at a surface gold mine. Though the accident did not occur at an aggregate operation, it can ...

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MSHA releases final report on cement truck accident in Texas

Apr 06, 2015

MSHA releases final report on cement truck accident in Texas

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has released the final report on an accident that occurred in Midlothian, Texas, on June 17, 2014. A 41-year-old cement truck driver with almost nine years of experience and site-specific hazard awareness training died ...

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MSHA fatalgram: best practices offered in response to articulated truck fatality

Apr 02, 2015

MSHA fatalgram: best practices offered in response to articulated truck fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a fatalgram with details about a fatal accident that occurred on March 17, 2015, at a dredging operation. A 44-year-old haul truck driver with four days of experience was injured while ...

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MSHA sends alert and offers Best Practices after serious non-fatal truck accident

Apr 01, 2015

MSHA sends alert and offers Best Practices after serious non-fatal truck accident

Though the following accident occurred at a copper mine, it provides an opportunity for all metal/non-metal operations to discuss truck and mobile equipment operation safety, as well as review Best Practices to avoid such an incident. On Dec. 18, 2014, a ...

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MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

Mar 30, 2015

MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 195 citations and 15 orders during special impact inspections conducted at 12 coal mines and five metal/non-metal (MNM) mines during the month of February. One of the five ...

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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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