Tags: mining safety

Cement plant worker dies after being hit in the head by a boom

Dec 16, 2015

Cement plant worker dies after being hit in the head by a boom

A worker at a cement plant in Iowa died after he was struck by a boom. According to Quad Cities Online, the man was at the cement plant in Buffalo, Iowa owned by Continental Cement Company on Tuesday when the accident occurred. He was ...

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United States celebrates miners with National Miners Day (VIDEO)

Dec 08, 2015

United States celebrates miners with National Miners Day (VIDEO)

Mining in some form or another has been apart of America's culture since before the country even technically existed. Countless men and women have lost their lives harvesting resources to build the world. And many of the 366,000 miners who ...

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The Labor Department is auditing MSHA for allegedly failing to collect penalty fines

May 19, 2015

The Labor Department is auditing MSHA for allegedly failing to collect penalty fines

  The Mine Safety and Health Administration may have failed to collect millions of dollars in mine safety penalties. And it’s garnered the attention of the inspector general of the Labor Department. NPR reports that the inspector general, Scott Dahl, has launched ...

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MSHA Alert: Mining Safety

Sep 24, 2013

MSHA Alert: Mining Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has reported that three fatal accidents have occurred within a week at metal and nonmetal mines. A September 16, 2013, incident involved a 58-year-old miner who was killed when he was driving a haul ...

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MSHA: Fatality rates at all-time low for second straight year

Feb 04, 2013

Preliminary data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released on Jan. 31 indicates that, in 2012, mining fatality rates reached an all-time low for the second straight year. Fatality rates are calculated based on the number of mining ...

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