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Transportation talks heat up in Senate

Jun 05, 2014

Transportation talks heat up in Senate

Highway funding is a hot topic in the Senate this week as the Appropriations Committee moves the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill to the full Senate floor, the Commerce Committee evaluates the House’s plan to use U.S. ...

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MSHA’s April impact inspections result in 58 citations

May 30, 2014

MSHA’s April impact inspections result in 58 citations

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Thursday that it issued 58 citations and 14 orders to metal and nonmetal mines during April impact inspections. Of those, a limestone mine received 13 citations, while three other plants mining metals and ...

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How one quarry brings focus to environment, community and safety

May 29, 2014

How one quarry brings focus to environment, community and safety

Environmental conservation, community relations and safety are all important aspects of a successful quarry operation, and San Antonio, Texas-based Beckmann Quarry puts a strong focus on all three. The quarry, a Martin Marietta Materials operation, implements a variety of unique approaches ...

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MSHA releases report on fatality involving falling, sliding materials

May 28, 2014

MSHA releases report on fatality involving falling, sliding materials

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a Feb. 28, 2014, fatality at a sand and gravel operation involving a 50-year-old supervisor/safety director with 27 years of experience who was killed when, at a ...

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IMA-NA announces safety winners

May 21, 2014

IMA-NA announces safety winners

The Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA) announced the companies and mining operations that received its safety recognition awards. IMA-NA Vice Chairman Edward Flynn and IMA-NA President Mark Ellis presented the awards at the IMA-NA’s spring meeting. The safety recognition ...

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9 best practices for working around conveyors

May 16, 2014

9 best practices for working around conveyors

An accident involving a conveyor at a sand and gravel mill recently led to the death of a groundman, according to an accident report released Friday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The May 9, 2014, incident involved a ...

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How to prevent and respond to heat-related illness

May 14, 2014

How to prevent and respond to heat-related illness

As temperatures and humidity are beginning to rise in many states, it is important to take steps to prevent heat-related illness. Heat stress occurs when internal body temperature reaches more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the Mine Safety and Health ...

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How to prevent deadly fall accidents

May 09, 2014

How to prevent deadly fall accidents

An accident involving a hydraulic pump at an underground limestone mine has resulted in the death of a contract mechanic, according to an accident report released Friday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The February 27, 2014 incident involved ...

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MSHA Revamps Safety Outreach to Small Producers

May 06, 2014

MSHA Revamps Safety Outreach to Small Producers

Industry training will look dramatically different as the summer aggregate production season approaches full tilt. During a May 5 stakeholder summit held by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety ...

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5 miners die in metal, nonmetal sector in Q1 2014

May 05, 2014

5 miners die in metal, nonmetal sector in Q1 2014

The metal and nonmetal mining sector experienced five deaths in the first quarter of 2014, according to data released Monday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). MSHA noted that in the previous quarter, the metal and nonmetal sector saw ...

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MSHA issues 27 citations, 1 order in March impact inspections

May 01, 2014

MSHA issues 27 citations, 1 order in March impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Wednesday that it issued 27 citations and one order to metal and nonmetal mines during March impact inspections. A cement operation received 21 citations and one order, while a sand and rock mine ...

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8 Ways to Avoid Fatal Accidents Around Mobile Equipment

Apr 28, 2014

8 Ways to Avoid Fatal Accidents Around Mobile Equipment

An accident involving a an excavator and haul truck at a sand and gravel mine has resulted in a fatality, according to an accident report released Monday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The April 17, 2014 incident involved ...

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