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MSHA fatalgram: best practices offered in response to articulated truck fatality

Apr 02, 2015

MSHA fatalgram: best practices offered in response to articulated truck fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a fatalgram with details about a fatal accident that occurred on March 17, 2015, at a dredging operation. A 44-year-old haul truck driver with four days of experience was injured while ...

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April 2015

Apr 01, 2015

April 2015

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MSHA sends alert and offers Best Practices after serious non-fatal truck accident

Apr 01, 2015

MSHA sends alert and offers Best Practices after serious non-fatal truck accident

Though the following accident occurred at a copper mine, it provides an opportunity for all metal/non-metal operations to discuss truck and mobile equipment operation safety, as well as review Best Practices to avoid such an incident. On Dec. 18, 2014, a ...

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Radial stackers vs. mast stackers: a stronger side of material handling

Apr 01, 2015

Radial stackers vs. mast stackers: a stronger side of material handling

Conveyor systems vary widely in overall quality and efficiency. Consider that operations may obtain conveyors from a variety of sources — from in-house or local fabrication operations, to used equipment outlets, to opting for the latest technologies from major manufacturers. ...

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Trinity Materials’ Indian Village Plant is diggin’ Cajun style

Apr 01, 2015

Trinity Materials’ Indian Village Plant is diggin’ Cajun style

Southwest Louisiana is dotted with lakes, swamps, and bayous, and boasts a very healthy ’gator population, but it is also an area where large deposits of sand and gravel can be found, thanks to the meanderings of the Mississippi River. ...

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MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

Mar 30, 2015

MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 195 citations and 15 orders during special impact inspections conducted at 12 coal mines and five metal/non-metal (MNM) mines during the month of February. One of the five ...

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Manufacturer news – Eriez promotes Mike Mankosa to executive vice president-Global Technology; GIW Industries named 2014 Company of the Year in Manufacturing; Baldor Electric debuts new website

Mar 27, 2015

Manufacturer news – Eriez promotes Mike Mankosa to executive vice president-Global Technology; GIW Industries named 2014 Company of the Year in Manufacturing; Baldor Electric debuts new website

Eriez recently promoted Mike Mankosa to executive vice president-Global Technology. In his new position, Mankosa’s responsibilities will include guiding the focus of product technology, leading the collaboration of technical expertise, and directing the development of technology solutions to enhance the ...

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Northern White Sand considers building a rail unloading facility in Carlsbad

Mar 24, 2015

Northern White Sand considers building a rail unloading facility in Carlsbad

Northern White Sand, an Eagle Materials company, is doing a feasibility study to see if it should build a sand unloading station in Carlsbad, N.M. Bakken.com reports that the company is currently expanding operations to serve several shale customers, and ...

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Ohio construction worker struck by alleged drunk driver

Mar 09, 2015

A 48-year-old construction worker, Bobby Joe Smith, was severely injured when he was hit by Amanda Brown, the 26-year-old granddaughter of Vulcan Materials executive Glenn Ireland. Al.com reports that the crash occurred at about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28. ...

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MSHA releases focuses on RTLB, releases web tool

Mar 03, 2015

The new RTLB calculator will allow operators to see how their citations in this category benchmark nationally.

Last week, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) held a conference call with stakeholders to walk them through two new online tools it has released to allow operators and inspectors to track violations of standards it has identified as ...

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Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry recognized for healthy living

Mar 02, 2015

Lafarge North America has announced that its Presque Isle Quarry was awarded the 2015 Alpena Regional Medical Center’s Health Leadership Award during the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner in February. The health leadership award recognizes businesses that promote ...

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Quarry worker safety is a big deal in the U.S., but not everywhere in the world

Mar 02, 2015

Quarry worker safety is a big deal in the U.S., but not everywhere in the world

Miner safety is a top concern for quarries across the nation, not only for their families and loved ones, but for the company they work for and the United States government as well. But that’s not the case everywhere in ...

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