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MSHA files more discrimination complaints in 2014 than any other year

Jan 28, 2015

MSHA files more discrimination complaints in 2014 than any other year

Last year MSHA filed 49 discrimination complaints, which is more than it has filed in any other year. The complaints, filed with the FMSHRC, involved allegations of discrimination made by miners in the form of a discharge, suspension or other adverse ...

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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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Sales manager killed at sand and gravel plant

Jan 20, 2015

Sales manager killed at sand and gravel plant

  A sales manager with 11 years of experience has been killed at a sand and gravel plant in California. Although MSHA isn't releasing a lot of details about the accident due to an ongoing investigation, it did report that the ...

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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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Experienced truck driver killed at cement operation

Jan 12, 2015

Experienced truck driver killed at cement operation

  A contract truck driver with 11-years of experience has been killed at a cement operation. The 66-year-old was inside a loading rack closing the hatch on top of a bulk tanker truck.  When he raised the rack to access the hatch, he fell ...

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Plan and prepare for a safe 2015

Jan 09, 2015

Plan and prepare for a safe 2015

In 2014, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports that 24 fatalities occurred at metal/non-metal mines; the highest number of fatalities on record since 2010. Over the last five years (2010-2014), several categories of accidents have consistently accounted for fatalities, including ...

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Man killed after driving Caterpillar truck into quarry

Dec 08, 2014

Man killed after driving Caterpillar truck into quarry

A man is dead following an accident that happened at Maple Grove Quarry in Ohio. Darwin Glover, 46, drove his Caterpillar truck off the side of the road and into the water-filled quarry. "The accident occurred at 10:30 a.m. He drove the ...

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Foreman killed at sand and gravel mine in Montana

Nov 27, 2014

Foreman killed at sand and gravel mine in Montana

Robert L. Irwin, Foreman, age 53, has been killed at Belzer Pit, a surface sand and gravel operation owned and operated by Fossum Ready Mix in Montana. Irwin was reportedly working under the raised bed of a dump truck when ...

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Worker with 30 years of experience killed at cement plant

Nov 11, 2014

Worker with 30 years of experience killed at cement plant

  Ismael Santana, age 51, was killed at Brooksville South Cement Plant, a surface cement facility owned and operated by Cemex Construction Materials of Florida. Santana, who had 30 years of experience, died from being struck and pinned between his haul truck and ...

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Supervisor killed from explosion at sand and gravel plant

Nov 05, 2014

Supervisor killed from explosion at sand and gravel plant

  A production supervisor with 19 years of mining experience has been killed following a an explosion at Brewer Sand, a sand and gravel operation, owned and operated by Hanson Aggregates Southeast. Christopher Melton, age 41, was working with contract mechanics to replace an ...

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Challenges continue on POV rule

Nov 01, 2014

Challenges continue on POV rule

In January 2013, the final Pattern of Violations (POV) rule was announced by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). MSHA amended the POV rule by making two significant changes: it eliminated the preliminary Potential Pattern of Violations (PPOV) notice ...

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MSHA reports five miners killed during Q3 2014

Oct 31, 2014

MSHA reports five miners killed during Q3 2014

During the third quarter of 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has reported that five metal and nonmetal miners were killed in accidents at work. During the same period in 2013, four miners were killed at metal and ...

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