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Location is key for Dolese Bros. Co.’s Davis Quarry

Jul 01, 2015

Location is key for Dolese Bros. Co.’s Davis Quarry

              In the late 1800s, four brothers started a public works construction company in the Chicago area, Dolese Bros. Co. When the oldest brother left the company, the remaining three brothers changed the company’s focus to supplying railroad ballast and followed ...

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MSHA issued 176 citations during May impact inspections

Jun 30, 2015

MSHA issued 176 citations during May impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that it issued 176 citations during its May monthly impact inspections, with metal/non-metal mines receiving 73 citations. MSHA visited 10 coal mines and seven metal/nonmetal mines in Alabama, California, Kentucky, Illinois, Montana, Ohio, ...

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MSHA issues near-miss accident alert, best practices after highwall collapse traps operator in excavator

May 06, 2015

MSHA issues near-miss accident alert, best practices after highwall collapse traps operator in excavator

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a metal/non-metal near-miss accident alert in response to a highwall collapse that trapped a miner in the cab of an excavator. A large chalk ball/bolder struck the operator’s cab, trapping the miner ...

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MSHA’s new RTLB compliance tool may come with a price

May 01, 2015

MSHA’s new RTLB compliance tool may come with a price

During a stakeholder meeting on Feb. 25, 2015, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) unveiled a new online web tool to provide information on a mine site’s compliance with the ‘Rules to Live By’ standards.  ‘Rules to Live By’ ...

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Product of the Week: BenchRemote blast hole drilling

May 01, 2015

Product of the Week: BenchRemote blast hole drilling

Atlas Copco’s BenchRemote remote operator station allows drillers to operate more than 100 yards from the drill, which can be more than 30 yards below them, as long as they maintain line-of-sight radio communications. The increased distance from highwalls and ...

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MSHA issues citations to seven metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in March

Apr 30, 2015

MSHA issues citations to seven metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in March

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 188 citations and two orders as a result of special impact inspections conducted at 13 coal mines and seven metal/non-metal mines in March. Monthly inspections involve mines that ...

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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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Rogers Group quarries receive IMAA awards for safety, excellence, and community involvement

Apr 09, 2015

Rogers Group quarries receive IMAA awards for safety, excellence, and community involvement

  During the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association (IMAA) Winter Workshops, several Rogers Group Inc. locations were recognized for their accomplishments in excellence, safety, and community involvement. According to a company press release, Mitchell Quarry, Interstate Sand & Gravel in Williamsport, and ...

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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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