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Get big impact from your crusher performance

Aug 06, 2015

Get big impact from your crusher performance

There’s an urban legend out there about the company whose maintenance crew mistakenly installed a new crusher with the rotor spinning backwards. It still worked! And you think you have issues? To get the most from your equipment investment, you need ...

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MSHA rolls out new Part 50 training program

Jul 26, 2015

MSHA rolls out new Part 50 training program

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) introduced a new Part 50 Training Program during a quarterly training call on July 23. Developed by the agency’s Education, Policy and Development staff, it is a new tool to aid operators and ...

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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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CalCIMA receives 2014 NRMCA State Association of the Year Award

Apr 29, 2015

CalCIMA receives 2014 NRMCA State Association of the Year Award

During its annual convention in March, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) announced that the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) was chosen as the recipient of the 2014 State Association of the Year Award. It is CalCIMA’s first ...

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MSHA asks for 2016 budget increase of $19 million

Apr 29, 2015

MSHA asks for 2016 budget increase of $19 million

At an April 23 hearing before the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main warned against agency budget cuts, citing the ...

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MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

Apr 22, 2015

MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a metal/non-metal serious non-fatal accident alert in response to a mobile equipment accident that occurred at a surface gold mine. Though the accident did not occur at an aggregate operation, it can ...

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MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

Apr 12, 2015

MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a metal/non-metal serious non-fatal accident alert in response to a mobile equipment accident that occurred at a surface gold mine. Though the accident did not occur at an aggregate operation, it can ...

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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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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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2015 Spring Thaw training workshops

Feb 23, 2015

2015 Spring Thaw training workshops

Statistics show that mining accidents tend to increase during April and May, when many intermittently operated mining operations begin producing again, often with new employees who are unaware of the hazards of mining. So with spring right around the corner ...

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Plan and prepare for a safe 2015

Jan 09, 2015

Plan and prepare for a safe 2015

In 2014, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports that 24 fatalities occurred at metal/non-metal mines; the highest number of fatalities on record since 2010. Over the last five years (2010-2014), several categories of accidents have consistently accounted for fatalities, including ...

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