Tags: MSHA

Near Miss: Miner gets arm stuck in conveyor pulley assembly

Dec 10, 2015

Near Miss: Miner gets arm stuck in conveyor pulley assembly

The Mine Safety and Health Administration warned miners to stay safe around conveyor belts this week after a miner was seriously injured when his arm was caught. According to MSHA, a miner at a surface gravel mine had just repaired a conveyor ...

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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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Close the new backdoor to task training enforcement

Nov 26, 2015

Close the new backdoor to task training enforcement

It is no secret that the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has recently increased its workplace examination enforcement efforts. As our colleague Patrick W. Dennison wrote in September, MSHA issued Program Policy Letter No. P15-IV-01 (PPL) effective July 9, ...

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MSHA and NSSGA release new infographic about material handling injuries

Nov 24, 2015

MSHA and NSSGA release new infographic about material handling injuries

The Mine Safety and Health Administration and the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association have partnered up to release a new infographic warning of the dangers of handling materials on the job. According to the NSSGA, the poster sets out to ...

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MSHA reaches out to improve safety

Nov 24, 2015

MSHA reaches out to improve safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has taken a two-pronged approach to reversing an upswing in fatalities in the metal/non-metal (N/NM) sector of mining and is reaching out to aggregate trade associations for help with the initiative. “I think those ...

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Miner suspended upside down pulled to safety by his pant legs

Nov 23, 2015

Miner suspended upside down pulled to safety by his pant legs

A driller at a surface crushed limestone mine can thank his pants for being pulled to safety recently after he found himself suspended upside down on a highway.  According to MSHA, the driller was working at the mine when he lost control ...

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State grants program gains ground

Nov 12, 2015

State grants program gains ground

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that it has awarded $8,441,000 in grant funding to 47 states and the Navajo Nation to reduce mining accidents, injuries, and illnesses by supporting safety and health training courses and other programs. ...

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Cement plant worker injured after being struck in the chest by saw

Nov 11, 2015

Cement plant worker injured after being struck in the chest by saw

A worker at a cement plant was seriously injured when a rotary saw struck him in the chest.   According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the contract employee was working at the cement plant attempting to saw through a 6-inch ...

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MSHA issued 47 total citations at seven mines during September inspections

Oct 29, 2015

MSHA issued 47 total citations at seven mines during September inspections

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration doled out 47 citations to seven metal and nonmetal mines during inspection in September. MSHA reported that mines in New Hampshire, Ohio, Nevada, Kentucky and Minnesota were inspected, and none came out with perfect record. ...

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MSHA releases summary of mining deaths in third quarter preliminary fatality data

Oct 26, 2015

MSHA releases summary of mining deaths in third quarter preliminary fatality data

Metal and nonmetal miners made up five of the seven mining deaths in the third quarter of 2015, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration's summary of mining deaths from July 1 through Sept. 30. There have been eight fewer ...

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Truck driver at limestone mine seriously burned by sulfuric acid

Oct 21, 2015

Truck driver at limestone mine seriously burned by sulfuric acid

A truck driver at a surface limestone mine was seriously burned after he was sprayed with sulfuric acid. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the driver was off-loading a bulk load of 94 percent sulfuric acid at the mine ...

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Miner loses arm after getting caught in a screw conveyor

Oct 11, 2015

Miner loses arm after getting caught in a screw conveyor

A miner on a surface limestone mine lost an arm recently after it became tangled in a screw conveyor.  According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was trying to unclog a screw conveyor with a poker rod while ...

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