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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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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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