Tag: powered haulage accidents

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Mining fatalities surpass 30 on the year

September 13, 2023By

A fatal accident Aug. 30 was the 30th of 2023, and a Sept. 8 accident at a crushed stone operation pushed the industry’s annual total to 31.

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Taking steps towards mine safety

June 28, 2023By and

There has been a spike of fatal accidents occurring across the mining industry. Ogleree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez discuss how operators can stay safe around machinery and powered haulage.

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Although mining fatalities were trending in the wrong direction through the first five months of 2023, fatalities are at historically low numbers. Photo: shotbydave/E+/Getty Images

Poring over some of the latest mine fatality statistics

June 26, 2023By

Through the first five months of the year, mining fatalities were on the rise despite recently being at a historically low level.

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MSHA encouraging operators to emphasize safety this week

May 15, 2023By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) inaugural ‘Stand Down to Save Lives’ day is May 17, with the agency asking operators to address safety areas of concern this week.

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Says MSHA assistant secretary Christopher Williamson: “We accomplish more if we all work together, and miners are safer and healthier as a result.” Photo: MSHA

P&Q exclusive: MSHA chief reflects on 2023 mining fatalities

May 11, 2023By

Christopher Williamson, assistant secretary at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), discusses the troublesome trend in industry fatalities and the agency’s inaugural ‘Stand Down to Save Lives’ day next week.

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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, 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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Mine fatalities trending in wrong direction to start 2022

February 9, 2022By

The year is only six weeks old, but information on the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s website indicates that six mine fatalities have already occurred in 2022.

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According to the Mine Safety & Health Administration, recent vehicle rollover accidents in mines involved haul trucks, excavators, bulldozers, loaders and service trucks. Photo: RiverRockPhotos/E+/Getty Images

MSHA: Miners continue to die in rollover accidents

July 21, 2021By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) issued a safety alert this month because of recent vehicle rollover accidents, noting that miners died when vehicles flipped over backward, rolled over or tipped over on their side.

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Risks can be reduced by following safe work practices during operation and maintenance, as well as by installing proper physical safeguards on conveying equipment. Photo: P&Q Staff

Reducing risks around conveyor systems

July 20, 2021By

With powered haulage fatalities at a 15-year high, the Mine Safety & Health Administration is promoting best safety practices with equipment – including conveyor systems.

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