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MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

Apr 22, 2015

MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a metal/non-metal serious non-fatal accident alert in response to a mobile equipment accident that occurred at a surface gold mine. Though the accident did not occur at an aggregate operation, it can ...

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U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Workforce Protections schedules hearing, “Protecting America’s Workers: An Enforcement Update from the Mine Safety and Health Administration

Apr 20, 2015

U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Workforce Protections schedules hearing, “Protecting America’s Workers: An Enforcement Update from the Mine Safety and Health Administration

The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, a segment of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Education & the Workforce Committee, will hold a special hearing on Thursday, April 23, at 9a.m. in room 2175 Rayburn H.O.B. The hearing, titled “Protecting America’s Workers: ...

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MSHA releases preliminary mine safety data for 2014, updates Mine Safety and Health at a Glance web page

Apr 17, 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released preliminary mine safety data for 2014, and has updated its Mine Safety and Health at a Glance web page, which includes charts with information on inspections, violations, number of mines and ...

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MSHA Fatality Review Committee determines several fatalities are chargeable to the mining industry

Apr 16, 2015

MSHA Fatality Review Committee determines several fatalities are chargeable to the mining industry

The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) Fatality Review Committee has determined that two metal/non-metal fatalities from 2014 and one from 2010 should be charged to the mining industry. The three incidents include the following: On Nov. 17, 2014, Robert Arnold ...

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MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

Apr 12, 2015

MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a metal/non-metal serious non-fatal accident alert in response to a mobile equipment accident that occurred at a surface gold mine. Though the accident did not occur at an aggregate operation, it can ...

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Hard hat dispute between Amish miners and MSHA

Apr 07, 2015

Hard hat dispute between Amish miners and MSHA

In a dispute that pits religious freedom against workplace safety, Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) is pushing the Department of Labor to review its policy that requires all employees to wear hard hats at mining sites to protect them from head ...

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MSHA releases final report on cement truck accident in Texas

Apr 06, 2015

MSHA releases final report on cement truck accident in Texas

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has released the final report on an accident that occurred in Midlothian, Texas, on June 17, 2014. A 41-year-old cement truck driver with almost nine years of experience and site-specific hazard awareness training died ...

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MSHA fatalgram: best practices offered in response to articulated truck fatality

Apr 02, 2015

MSHA fatalgram: best practices offered in response to articulated truck fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a fatalgram with details about a fatal accident that occurred on March 17, 2015, at a dredging operation. A 44-year-old haul truck driver with four days of experience was injured while ...

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MSHA inspection focus: fatality prevention

Apr 01, 2015

MSHA inspection focus: fatality prevention

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently announced a fatality prevention initiative in response to increased fatalities within the metal and non-metal sector, which has recorded 37 deaths from October 2013 to January 2015. MSHA announced its fatality prevention ...

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MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

Mar 30, 2015

MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 195 citations and 15 orders during special impact inspections conducted at 12 coal mines and five metal/non-metal (MNM) mines during the month of February. One of the five ...

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MSHA fatalgram report

Mar 23, 2015

MSHA fatalgram report

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sent out a fatalgram last week providing details about a fatal accident that occurred at a limestone quarry in Ohio on Dec. 1, 2014. A 46-year-old contract truck driver with 26 years of ...

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MSHA clarifies classifications in proposed civil penalty rule

Mar 16, 2015

MSHA clarifies classifications in proposed civil penalty rule

In response to concerns raised by stakeholders, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has clarified the negligence and gravity classifications in its proposed rule to amend civil penalty procedures. (80 Fed. Reg. 7393) The proposed rule would reduce the number ...

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