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Tag: mining fatalities

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MSHA: No mines in U.S. have pattern of violations

October 1, 2021By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) found that none of the 12,000 mine operations in the U.S. met the criteria for patterns of violations for the seventh consecutive year.

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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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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

2021 fatal accident spike could become a ‘defining’ moment

September 3, 2021By and

A significant increase in mining fatalities in 2021 could prompt action from the Mine Safety & Health Administration. Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explain.

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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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MSHA: 2018 mining fatalities near record low

January 9, 2019By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reports that 27 mining fatalities occurred in 2018, the second-lowest number ever recorded.

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MSHA: Avoid working alone and in restricted areas

February 3, 2017By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) shared some best safety practices following the deaths of two miners in a 24-hour span.

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US mining deaths reach historic low in 2016

January 4, 2017By

Data from the U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) indicates that mining deaths in the U.S. reached a new low in 2016.

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Zatezalo is expected to take a different approach to the position than his predecessor, Joe Main (pictured), who was previously head of the United Mine Workers of America. Photo courtesy of MSHA.

Main discusses mine safety improvements at NSSGA Convention

March 23, 2016By

Joe Main, assistant secretary of labor for the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), highlighted improvements that have […]

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