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MSHA: 2023 mining fatalities already up to 10

March 8, 2023By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reports that three more mining fatalities happened in February while a fourth occurred on the first day of March.

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Flyrock remains a top source of accidents from drilling-and-blasting operations. Photo: imaginepictures1/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Drilling, blasting safety a focus of upcoming seminar

January 2, 2023By

The National Mine Health & Safety Academy in West Virginia is hosting a two-day educational seminar next month for a limited number of registrants.

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MSHA reports show 29 miners died last year

January 2, 2023By

Information on the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) website indicates that fewer miners died in 2022 than the year before.

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MSHA issues first POV notice since 2014

December 7, 2022By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) delivered the pattern of violations (POV) notice to a Morton Salt mine in Louisiana. Find out what it means.

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Contesting citations from MSHA when all else fails

November 23, 2022By and

In spite of all best efforts toward an early resolution, MSHA may refuse to make changes to citations. When this happens, Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez say it’s time to go to court.

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MSHA targeting silica with enforcement initiative

June 27, 2022By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) is implementing an enforcement initiative with the intent of protecting miners from respirable crystalline silica.

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Says Trimble Applanix’s Damir Gumerov: “It’s easier to design a mine site as a closed environment, something where you train people on the site to react.” Photo: P&Q Staff

MSHA program aims to enhance driver safety

June 20, 2022By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez outline a recent program from the Mine Safety & Health Administration aimed at protecting truck drivers.

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Aggregate producers may see rulemaking on powered haulage safety in 2020, perhaps incorporating requirements for deploying new tech into current safety standards. Photo by Kevin Yanik

The problem with MSHA’s ‘fair notice’

January 26, 2022By and

While the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) may vacate a citation due to a lack of fair notice provided to an operator, that isn’t always the end of the issue.

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Cemex USA renews Zero4Life commitment

January 19, 2022By

Cemex USA reaffirmed its commitment to prevent workplace injuries during Safety Week 2022 earlier this month.

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