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MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone mine

Jan 23, 2014

MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone mine

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a June 13, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken stone mine involving a 49-year-old lead mechanic who was killed after he was ejected from the haul ...

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5 Tips for Material Handling Safety

Jan 22, 2014

5 Tips for Material Handling Safety

Material handling accidents are one of the most common reasons for injury at aggregates operations. According to the Safety Watch section of the August 2013 print issue of Aggregates Manager, 38 percent of all injuries reported at sand, stone and gravel ...

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MSHA Alert: Bulldozer Safety

Jan 22, 2014

MSHA Alert: Bulldozer Safety

Following a non-fatal accident involving a bulldozer that overturned on an embankment, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is offering tips for improving bulldozer safety. According to MSHA’s report the bulldozer overturned on the embankment, rolling onto a bench below. ...

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MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at dimension slate operation

Jan 20, 2014

MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at dimension slate operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a September 19, 2013, fatality at a dimension slate operation operation involving a 31-year-old laborer who was killed after the flatbed cargo truck he was operating overturned. MSHA ...

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MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone operation

Jan 17, 2014

MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a September 16, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken limestone operation involving a 58-year-old truck driver who was killed after the truck he was operating went ...

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MSHA releases report on front-end loader fatality at limestone operation

Jan 16, 2014

MSHA releases report on front-end loader fatality at limestone operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a September 18, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken limestone operation involving a 56-year-old front-end loader operator who was killed when he was engulfed by material ...

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MSHA realigns district mine inspection boundaries

Jan 10, 2014

MSHA realigns district mine inspection boundaries

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced that it has made some changes to current district office boundaries and assigned inspection areas for its Metal and Nonmetal program. The changes took effect October 1, 2013. MSHA says the jurisdiction over the ...

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Metal/nonmetal mining fatalities increase by 6 in 2013

Jan 07, 2014

Metal/nonmetal mining fatalities increase by 6 in 2013

The metal/nonmetal mining sector saw 22 fatalities in 2013, an increase of six fatalities compared to 2012, according to preliminary data the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released on Monday. MSHA notes that 2013 fatalities remained at a record low ...

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Unchecked Enforcement

Jan 01, 2014

Unchecked Enforcement

MSHA’s first enforcement measures for POV leave more unanswered question.   by R. Henry Moore and Jessica M. Juraksko, Contributing Editors     The “far-reaching implications” predicted by the National Mining Association (NMA) when the final Pattern of Violations (POV) Rule was announced in January ...

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Ensure proper equipment guarding

Dec 31, 2013

Ensure proper equipment guarding

Guarding citations are among the most commonly issued paper at many aggregates operations. From Jan. 1-Dec. 2, 2013, an estimated 1,529 guarding citations were issued to sand and gravel producers, while an additional 1,042 were issued to surface stone producers. To improve ...

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La capacitación en seguridad es un ART

Dec 30, 2013

La capacitación en seguridad es un ART

En su Capacitación Anual de Refuerzo, deje atrás la maratón de videos y haga que sus trabajadores se involucren con actividades divertidas (Click here to read this in English.) A medida que se acerca el 2014 piense en cómo implementar una Capacitación ...

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4 Tips for Keeping Annual Refresher Training Engaging

Dec 30, 2013

4 Tips for Keeping Annual Refresher Training Engaging

(Leer este en Español.) As 2014 approaches, consider how you will implement effective and informative annual refresher training. Part 46 Annual Refresher Training (ART) requires each miner to receive a minimum of 8 hours of annual refresher training at least once every ...

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