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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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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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