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SME announces first recipient of Health and Safety Individual Excellence Award

Jan 30, 2014

SME announces first recipient of Health and Safety Individual Excellence Award

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration’s (SME) Health and Safety Committee has announced that H.L. Boling is the the first recipient of its Health and Safety Individual Excellence Award. Established in 2013, the award is among SME’s newest annual awards, ...

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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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Two men hospitalized after accident at Texas sand and gravel operation

Jan 24, 2014

Two men hospitalized after accident at Texas sand and gravel operation

Two men are in the hospital following an accident at a sand and gravel operation near Amarillo, Texas. One worker was airlifted to the hospital Wednesday morning due to injuries sustained after a cable broke off a truck and struck him ...

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MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone mine

Jan 23, 2014

MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone mine

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a June 13, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken stone mine involving a 49-year-old lead mechanic who was killed after he was ejected from the haul ...

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5 Tips for Material Handling Safety

Jan 22, 2014

5 Tips for Material Handling Safety

Material handling accidents are one of the most common reasons for injury at aggregates operations. According to the Safety Watch section of the August 2013 print issue of Aggregates Manager, 38 percent of all injuries reported at sand, stone and gravel ...

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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 releases report on powered haulage fatality at dimension slate operation

Jan 20, 2014

MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at dimension slate operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a September 19, 2013, fatality at a dimension slate operation operation involving a 31-year-old laborer who was killed after the flatbed cargo truck he was operating overturned. MSHA ...

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MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone operation

Jan 17, 2014

MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a September 16, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken limestone operation involving a 58-year-old truck driver who was killed after the truck he was operating went ...

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MSHA releases report on front-end loader fatality at limestone operation

Jan 16, 2014

MSHA releases report on front-end loader fatality at limestone operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a September 18, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken limestone operation involving a 56-year-old front-end loader operator who was killed when he was engulfed by material ...

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Metal/nonmetal mining fatalities increase by 6 in 2013

Jan 07, 2014

Metal/nonmetal mining fatalities increase by 6 in 2013

The metal/nonmetal mining sector saw 22 fatalities in 2013, an increase of six fatalities compared to 2012, according to preliminary data the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released on Monday. MSHA notes that 2013 fatalities remained at a record low ...

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Ensure proper equipment guarding

Dec 31, 2013

Ensure proper equipment guarding

Guarding citations are among the most commonly issued paper at many aggregates operations. From Jan. 1-Dec. 2, 2013, an estimated 1,529 guarding citations were issued to sand and gravel producers, while an additional 1,042 were issued to surface stone producers. To improve ...

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4 Tips for Creating a Safety-Conscious Operation

Dec 31, 2013

4 Tips for Creating a Safety-Conscious Operation

Safety should never be compromised in the workplace. As an employer, it is your responsibility to inform all of your staff of the safety requirements that they need to adhere to. Human relations and business owners will take safety seriously as ...

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