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Fatalities down sharply so far this year

April 10, 2024 By

Through April 10, there have been three recorded mine fatalities – an 80 percent decrease from a year earlier when there were 15 fatalities year to date.

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Ogletree Deakins' Margo Lopez says driver distractions could be at the root of recent powered haulage incidents. Photo: P&Q Staff

Lopez: Distractions a possible root cause of fatal accidents

July 19, 2022 By

Ogletree Deakins’ Margo Lopez spoke at the Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference last month, sharing her thoughts on recent powered haulage accidents within the industry.

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Fatal mine accidents approaching recent annual highs

September 20, 2021 By

Mining fatalities this year are already approaching 2020’s total, and the year is only three-quarters complete.

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Summer accident surge alarming to MSHA

September 8, 2021 By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reports that six fatal accidents occurred between July 21 and Aug. 11. The agency responded with a number of best safety practices producers should follow.

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Pair of fatalities characterized as powered haulage accidents

May 10, 2021 By

Nine miners have died this year, based on the latest details from the Mine Safety & Health Administration. The agency classified the last two incidents as powered haulage accidents.

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MSHA: 29 miners died in 2020

January 13, 2021 By

2020 marked the sixth consecutive year mining fatalities were below 30, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reports.

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Mining fatalities drop to record low in 2019

January 31, 2020 By

This marks the fifth year in the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) 43-year history that mining fatalities were below 30.

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Object-detection system aimed to eliminate collision accidents

September 26, 2016 By

Learn more about Preco Electronics’ PreView Sentry object-detection system, which the company launched at MINExpo International 2016.

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MSHA releases fatality data for third quarter of 2015

October 28, 2015 By

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released its summary of U.S. mining deaths

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