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MSHA steps up enforcement and education

Mar 01, 2015

MSHA steps up enforcement and education

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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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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MSHA’s Best Practices for Powered Haulage Safety

Jan 24, 2014

MSHA’s Best Practices for Powered Haulage Safety

Earlier this week, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released it’s investigation report on a June 13, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken stone mine involving a haul truck accident. In it’s report, MSHA notes that a lack of ...

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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 Alert: Four fatal accidents occurred during Q3 2013

Nov 07, 2013

MSHA Alert: Four fatal accidents occurred during Q3 2013

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported on Thursday that four fatal metal and nonmetal mining accidents accidents occurred in the U.S. during the third quarter of 2013. MSHA released the information in its summary of U.S. mining deaths that ...

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Safety Steps

Jun 01, 2011

Safety Steps

A Proactive Approach Careful attention to haul truck tire inspection and maintenance can prevent catastrophic tire failures. As part of an overall commitment to safety, quarries need to take a proactive approach to haul truck tire inspection and care. Truck tires are ...

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