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2015 Spring Thaw training workshops

Feb 23, 2015

2015 Spring Thaw training workshops

Statistics show that mining accidents tend to increase during April and May, when many intermittently operated mining operations begin producing again, often with new employees who are unaware of the hazards of mining. So with spring right around the corner ...

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Comment period extended on proposed civil penalties rule

Feb 16, 2015

On Feb. 10, 2015, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period on the proposed rule, Criteria and Procedures for Assessment of Civil Penalties, for a second time. The notice ...

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NSSGA responds to proposed increase in MSHA spending

Feb 12, 2015

NSSGA responds to proposed increase in MSHA spending

The Obama Administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 includes a 5-percent increase, up to $394 million, in spending for the Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), according to a report in the National Stone, Sand and ...

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IAAP Safety Committee members share safety tips, best practices

Feb 11, 2015

IAAP Safety Committee members share safety tips, best practices

The goal of the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) Safety Committee is to promote safe working conditions within the aggregates industry by identifying current and future safety issues and then developing programs and policies to address them. "Committees are ...

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Fatality spike will lead to increased MSHA enforcement, outreach

Feb 06, 2015

Fatality spike will lead to increased MSHA enforcement, outreach

Regulators and operators should feel a sense of urgency when it comes to reversing the spike in metal/non-metal fatalities. That was the message shared by Joeseph A. Main, assistant secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, and Neal Merrifield, ...

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MSHA files more discrimination complaints in 2014 than any other year

Jan 28, 2015

MSHA files more discrimination complaints in 2014 than any other year

Last year MSHA filed 49 discrimination complaints, which is more than it has filed in any other year. The complaints, filed with the FMSHRC, involved allegations of discrimination made by miners in the form of a discharge, suspension or other adverse ...

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Laser Technology addresses safer, more effective tactics for blast design

Jan 26, 2015

Laser Technology addresses safer, more effective tactics for blast design

Laser Technology, Inc., (LTI), a leading designer and manufacturer of laser-based solutions for professional measurement and mapping, and Robert McClure, President of RAM, an independent blast design consulting firm, will be cohosting a webinar about serious challenges and viable solutions for ...

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Sales manager killed at sand and gravel plant

Jan 20, 2015

Sales manager killed at sand and gravel plant

  A sales manager with 11 years of experience has been killed at a sand and gravel plant in California. Although MSHA isn't releasing a lot of details about the accident due to an ongoing investigation, it did report that the ...

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Sand and gravel mine cited for 8th time

Jan 19, 2015

Sand and gravel mine cited for 8th time

Northern Excavating has been cited for the eighth time for allegedly letting employees work under risky conditions. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says mine operators allowed employees to work at great risk in trenches without cave-in ...

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Experienced truck driver killed at cement operation

Jan 12, 2015

Experienced truck driver killed at cement operation

  A contract truck driver with 11-years of experience has been killed at a cement operation. The 66-year-old was inside a loading rack closing the hatch on top of a bulk tanker truck.  When he raised the rack to access the hatch, he fell ...

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Plan and prepare for a safe 2015

Jan 09, 2015

Plan and prepare for a safe 2015

In 2014, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports that 24 fatalities occurred at metal/non-metal mines; the highest number of fatalities on record since 2010. Over the last five years (2010-2014), several categories of accidents have consistently accounted for fatalities, including ...

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Man killed after driving Caterpillar truck into quarry

Dec 08, 2014

Man killed after driving Caterpillar truck into quarry

A man is dead following an accident that happened at Maple Grove Quarry in Ohio. Darwin Glover, 46, drove his Caterpillar truck off the side of the road and into the water-filled quarry. "The accident occurred at 10:30 a.m. He drove the ...

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