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U.S. mining accomplishes nearly 30-year low in fatalities, injuries in 2012

Jul 15, 2013

U.S. mining accomplishes nearly 30-year low in fatalities, injuries in 2012

The U.S. experienced in 2012 its lowest fatality and injury rates in the history of the country’s mining and the lowest contractor fatalities in nearly 30 years, according to data released this month from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine ...

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Safety Steps

Jun 01, 2011

Safety Steps

Lock Out- Tag Out Three simple steps could protect workers when it comes to dealing with electrical equipment, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). 1) Lock out the energy source. 2) Tag out the disconnecting device. 3) Try out and test ...

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Editorial

Jun 01, 2011

Editorial

Don't Undermine Safety By Therese Dunphy The winds of change are blowing through the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) Small Mine Office (SMO). According to Joe Main, assistant secretary of labor, mine safety and health, the office is being decentralized with ...

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AggBeat

Mar 03, 2011

AggBeat

Overall mining deaths up in 2010 NSSGA: ‘We cannot rest until fatalities among aggregates workers reach and are sustained at zero.” by Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor Mining fatalities in the United States increased in 2010, following a year marked by ...

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Editorial

Aug 01, 2010

Mine the Safety Data By Therese Dunphy Sunshine. Sago. Upper Big Branch. Each of these coal operations has impacted mining in a way that resonates beyond the miners, families, and companies involved in the catastrophes at each site. Since 2006, 47 coal miners ...

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MSHA kicks off its new safety initiative

Mar 01, 2010

MSHA kicks off its new safety initiative

MSHA kicks off its new safety initiative By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor In January, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that recently released data reported an all-time low in the number of mining fatalities for 2009 ...

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