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Fatal mining accidents down to start 2024

February 16, 2024By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reported two mining fatalities this year through Feb. 15. Through the same date in 2023, seven miners had died in accidents.

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The 2024 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference took place at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photo: P&Q Staff

P&Q Roundtable a hit at PGA National Resort

February 6, 2024By

A record number of attendees gathered near West Palm Beach, Florida, last week for the annual Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference.

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Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s 2024 Operations, Health & Safety Seminar drew a record 350 people to the Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel. Photo: P&Q Staff

Ontario seminar draws record attendance

January 26, 2024By

The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association hosted its annual Operations, Health & Safety Seminar this week, touching on topics like women in the workplace and mobile equipment safety.

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Mining fatalities totaled 40 in 2023

January 11, 2024By

The total was the most in a single year industrywide since 2014, a year in which 46 miners died across the U.S.

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The results of MSHA’s recent performance review

January 3, 2024By and

An Office of Inspector General performance review of the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) found significant deficiencies with the agency.

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The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Operations, Health & Safety Seminar will take place Jan. 24-25 at the Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel. Photo: OSSGA

Safety-focused meetings to consider early this year

January 3, 2024By

Safety is a theme of several first-quarter meetings, including the upcoming Missouri Mine Safety & Health Conference and the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Operations, Health & Safety Seminar.

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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, 2023By

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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Improving safe access and maintenance to conveyors increases efficiency significantly. Photo: Martin Engineering

A real-world look at what diminishes conveyor safety

August 16, 2023By and

Among the root causes of conveying system safety issues are production-first cultures, low-bid purchasing and designs that are needlessly complex.

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MSHA to award $1 million in safety grants

May 30, 2023By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will distribute Brookwood-Sago grants for safety education and training at mines.

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