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Miner seriously injured after articulated haul truck overturned

Feb 09, 2016

Miner seriously injured after articulated haul truck overturned

A miner at at a surface limestone mine suffered serious injuries after the articulated haul truck he was operating overturned. The Mine Safety and Health Administration said that the miner was likely still alive today because he was wearing his seat ...

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MSHA’s top 25 most cited standards at stone facilities in 2015

Feb 03, 2016

MSHA’s top 25 most cited standards at stone facilities in 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has updated its list of the top 25 most common violations cited for stone aggregate facilities in 2015. According to MSHA, the number one violation of 2015 involved housekeeping, or more specially, they were violations due to ...

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MSHA issues 95 citations to seven mines during December inspections

Feb 03, 2016

MSHA issues 95 citations to seven mines during December inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration issued out 95 citations to seven different metal and nonmetal mines across the country during its December inspections. According to MSHA, metal and nonmetal citations made up 95 of the 165 total given out during ...

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MSHA’s top 25 most cited standards at sand and gravel facilities in 2015

Feb 02, 2016

MSHA’s top 25 most cited standards at sand and gravel facilities in 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has updated its list of the top 25 most common violations cited for sand and gravel facilities in 2015. According to MSHA, the most common violation last year at sand and gravel facilities had to do ...

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Miner seriously injured at a crushed and broken stone mine

Jan 22, 2016

Miner seriously injured at a crushed and broken stone mine

A miner at a crushed and broken stone mine was injured when rocks fell on him as he was trying to remove blockage from an impact crusher. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner entered a impact crusher to ...

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Mining deaths hit historic lows in 2015

Jan 18, 2016

Mining deaths hit historic lows in 2015

Fewer the 30 miners died in 2015 from work-related accidents for the first time in recorded history. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, there were just 28 mining deaths across coal and metal/non-metal mining. That's down from 45 in ...

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Rock from blast at limestone mine leaves site and hits vehicle passing by

Jan 12, 2016

Rock from blast at limestone mine leaves site and hits vehicle passing by

Blasting at a limestone mine went array and caused rocks to hit a car passing by the facility. The Mine Safety and Health Administration said some fly rock left the mine site during a blast and struck the windshield on a ...

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MSHA reminds miners about dozer safety after serious accident at gravel mine

Jan 05, 2016

MSHA reminds miners about dozer safety after serious accident at gravel mine

A miner was put in a dangerous situation recently at a surface sand and gravel mine when he lost control of the dozer he was operating. According to MSHA, the miner was ripping and pushing material at the mine with the heavy ...

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Kelly Bailey recognized as AggMan Of The Year 2015

Dec 28, 2015

Kelly Bailey recognized as AggMan Of The Year 2015

For more than 40 years, the 2015 AggMan of the Year, has worked diligently to protect worker health and safety. As the aggregates industry’s first industrial hygienist, he has pioneered the use of sound science and data collection and analysis ...

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Contending with confined spaces

Dec 24, 2015

Contending with confined spaces

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently issued an alert regarding deaths and injuries related to confined spaces. One recent fatality occurred when a miner was cleaning the inside of a tanker railcar. Another miner was severely burned while ...

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MSHA reveals new website design, asks for feedback from stakeholders

Dec 15, 2015

MSHA reveals new website design, asks for feedback from stakeholders

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has a brand new website set to formally launch in 2016, but they are looking for feedback from the mining industry in the meantime. MSHA sent out a letter to stakeholders recently to announce the ...

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MSHA releases safety alert in hopes that miners will get to ‘go home for the holidays’

Dec 14, 2015

MSHA releases safety alert in hopes that miners will get to ‘go home for the holidays’

The Mine Safety and Health Administration wants to ensure that miners all have a chance to get home safely for the holidays. MSHA released a seasonal safety alert to remind workers not to get distracted during the holiday season and stay focused ...

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