Tags: MINER

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 at crushed rock mine after highwall failure

Jul 16, 2015

NEAR MISS: Miner injured at crushed rock mine after highwall failure

A man working at a surface crushed rock was injured recently when a highwall collapsed, leaving him trapped inside the excavator he was operating. According to a near-miss report from the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was working in the excavator ...

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MSHA Alert: Accident Prevention

Oct 24, 2013

MSHA Alert: Accident Prevention

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported Tuesday that one fatal and four serious accidents have occurred in October at metal and nonmetal mines. The accidents were: A fatal accident involving an electrician who died after he fell 8 feet from ...

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MSHA appoints team to investigate Upper Big Branch South Mine explosion

Apr 07, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has appointed a team to investigate the April 5 explosion at the Upper Big Branch South Mine (Performance Coal Co.) in Whitesville, W.Va. "Twenty-five hardworking men died unnecessarily in a ...

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