Tag: fatalities

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, 2022By

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, 2021By

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, 2021By

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, 2021By

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, 2021By

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, 2020By

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, 2016By

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, 2015By

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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MSHA releases a seasonal safety alert

September 24, 2015By

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released a seasonal safety alert for mines and quarries this fall as […]

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