Tag: powered haulage accidents

Cemex utilizes a dozen 150-ton haul trucks per shift at its FEC Quarry in Miami. Photo: P&Q Staff

Final rule on mobile equipment emerges from MSHA

December 20, 2023 By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) finalized its rule related to mobile equipment at surface mines and surface areas of underground sites.

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Mining fatalities surpass 30 on the year

September 13, 2023 By

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, 2023 By 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, 2023 By

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, 2023 By

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, 2023 By

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, 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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Mine fatalities trending in wrong direction to start 2022

February 9, 2022 By

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, 2021 By

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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