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U.S. District Court agrees to expedite NSSGA’s lawsuit against MSHA over POV rule

Jul 20, 2015

U.S. District Court agrees to expedite NSSGA’s lawsuit against MSHA over POV rule

Attorney's for the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association were successfully about to convince a U.S. District Court in Ohio to expedite the organization's lawsuit over the Mine Safety and Health Administration's controversial Pattern of Violations rule. The NSSGA said in a press ...

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NEAR MISS: Miner injured at crushed rock mine after highwall failure

Jul 16, 2015

NEAR MISS: Miner injured at crushed rock mine after highwall failure

A man working at a surface crushed rock was injured recently when a highwall collapsed, leaving him trapped inside the excavator he was operating. According to a near-miss report from the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner was working in the excavator ...

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Near-miss accident: Excavator falls into lake while workers were at lunch

Jul 08, 2015

Near-miss accident: Excavator falls into lake while workers were at lunch

An excavator ended up in a lake at a surface sand and gravel operation while the miners at the site were away for lunch. MSHA released a near-miss accident report regarding the incident and said that the excavator was left parked near the edge ...

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House subcommittee proposes budget cuts for MSHA and OSHA

Jul 02, 2015

House subcommittee proposes budget cuts for MSHA and OSHA

An appropriations subcommittee in the House of Representatives have proposed cuts for both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mining Safety and Health Administration. The proposal to decrease funding came as the House Labor, Health and Humans services, Education ...

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MSHA issued 176 citations during May impact inspections

Jun 30, 2015

MSHA issued 176 citations during May impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that it issued 176 citations during its May monthly impact inspections, with metal/non-metal mines receiving 73 citations. MSHA visited 10 coal mines and seven metal/nonmetal mines in Alabama, California, Kentucky, Illinois, Montana, Ohio, ...

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MSHA is awarding $1 million in grants for mine safety training

Jun 29, 2015

MSHA is awarding $1 million in grants for mine safety training

The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced Monday it would be awarding $1 million in grants for training or training materials on mine rescue and mine emergency preparedness. MSHA is going to award Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants of $50,000 all the way ...

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Three miners injured after air blast following a collapse

Jun 21, 2015

Three miners injured after air blast following a collapse

Three miners were injured at an underground crushed and broken limestone mine after they were thrown to the ground by an air blast. According to a near-miss accident report from the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the three miners were standing ...

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Floating pump platform capsizes and leads to near miss at sand and gravel operation

Jun 11, 2015

Floating pump platform capsizes and leads to near miss at sand and gravel operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration released a near-miss accident report following an accident at a surface sand and gravel operation where a floating pump platform capsized.  Two miners were servicing a floating pump platform on a boat when one of ...

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Miner avoids injury in near-miss at sand and gravel mine

Jun 04, 2015

Miner avoids injury in near-miss at sand and gravel mine

A walkway leading to a conveyor head pulley gave way recently at a surface sand and gravel mine and nearly sent a miner to a 30-foot fall. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, there was an inspection party walking ...

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MSHA issues citations to Virginia granite mine for worker death

Jun 02, 2015

MSHA issues citations to Virginia granite mine for worker death

The Mine Safety and Health Administration found that R&S Stone Inc. failed to train a crusher operator for the task that led to his death and that the company failed to protect miners from jaw crusher components. Carl Hixon, 45, died Jan. 17 ...

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Coming attractions: Crystalline silica rulemaking

Jun 02, 2015

Coming attractions: Crystalline silica rulemaking

The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) current standards limit exposures to quartz (crystalline silica) in respirable dust. The metal and non-metal mining industry standard is based on the 1973 American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Values ...

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MSHA Workplace Examinations a Front Burner Issue for Metal and Non-metal Mines

Jun 01, 2015

MSHA Workplace Examinations a Front Burner Issue for Metal and Non-metal Mines

In late 2014, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published its regulatory agenda for 2015. MSHA will consider how operators perform workplace examinations via a request for information from stakeholders in June 2015 to address fatalities in the metal/non-metal ...

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