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MSHA issues 87 citations at six metal/nonmetal mines during July impact inspections

Aug 27, 2015

MSHA issues 87 citations at six metal/nonmetal mines during July impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration doled out 87 citations and four orders at six metal and nonmetal mines during its July monthly inspections. According to MSHA, one serious infraction came at Ulrich Gravel in Valley County, Nebraska, where inspectors found ...

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A miner was seriously injured after a metal walkway gave way

Aug 24, 2015

A miner was seriously injured after a metal walkway gave way

A miner at a surface crushed limestone was seriously injured recently when a metal walkway failed. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was standing on a metal walkway at the crushed limestone facility when the the walkway ...

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MSHA releases investigation results of 2014 fatal mine accident in Utah

Aug 18, 2015

MSHA releases investigation results of 2014 fatal mine accident in Utah

The Mine Safety and Health Administration found that a Utah gypsum company had no fault in the death of a miner back in June 2014. According to MSHA, Kevin Lee Ames death was an accident when he suffered fatal burns on ...

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Ready for a tougher workplace exam?

Aug 12, 2015

Ready for a tougher workplace exam?

For those operators responsible for tracking their site’s regulatory requirements and recordkeeping, be forewarned: you may be about to get a significant increase in workload. During a July 22 stakeholder call, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) introduced a ...

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MSHA is stepping up its enforcement following three fatal accidents in one day

Aug 10, 2015

MSHA is stepping up its enforcement following three fatal accidents in one day

August 3 was a deadly day for mining across America as three miners died in completely unrelated accidents in three different states. In the wake of the deaths, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has decided up the enforcement and ...

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ALJ dismisses flagrant designation

Aug 09, 2015

ALJ dismisses flagrant designation

An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) recently deleted a flagrant designation brought by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) against Oak Grove Resources, LLC. MSHA issued the violation for an alleged § 75.400 violation for impermissible coal accumulations along a ...

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Sand and gravel plant superintendent dies after dredge capsized

Aug 05, 2015

Sand and gravel plant superintendent dies after dredge capsized

A superintendent at a sand and gravel operation died after a dredge capsized. According to Mine Safety and Health Administration, the 50-year-old man was working with another miner on a floating dredge to dislodge a clamshell bucket that became stuck at the ...

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A truck driver died at a cement plant in Missouri

Aug 03, 2015

A truck driver died at a cement plant in Missouri

A truck driver at a cement plant in Missouri died earlier this year after he fell from the cab of his truck. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the 59-year-old was climbing into his truck at Lone Star Quarry and ...

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NEAR MISS: Miner severely injured after he was electrocuted

Jul 28, 2015

NEAR MISS: Miner severely injured after he was electrocuted

A miner was electrocuted at a surface mine recently and serious injured after an accident with a power circuit. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was attempting to connect a 1,000-foot cable to the junction box of a ...

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MSHA highlights second quarter metal/non-metal accidents

Jul 27, 2015

MSHA highlights second quarter metal/non-metal accidents

During its July 23 quarterly training call, representatives of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reviewed fatalities and serious accidents in both the coal and metal/non-metal sectors. In the metal/non-metal sector, three accidents took place in sand and gravel ...

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MSHA rolls out new Part 50 training program

Jul 26, 2015

MSHA rolls out new Part 50 training program

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) introduced a new Part 50 Training Program during a quarterly training call on July 23. Developed by the agency’s Education, Policy and Development staff, it is a new tool to aid operators and ...

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A quarry worker was found dead in a lake a week after he fell from a floating dredge

Jul 22, 2015

A quarry worker was found dead in a lake a week after he fell from a floating dredge

A quarry worker in Ohio was found dead in a lake more than a week after he was thrown off of a floating dredge when it capsized. The man was working on the floating dredge with a coworker at the Hanson Sand and ...

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