Category Archives: Metal/NonMetal

Hire more Inspectors

Concerned about the pace at which OSHA is hiring new inspectors, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is requesting information on the agency’s staffing levels. In a letter sent on Oct. 4 to Loren Sweatt, OSHA’s acting assistant secretary of labor, DeLauro … Continue reading

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US Mining Deaths Drop in 2016

Preliminary data released by the US Dept of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration indicate that in 2016, 26 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation’s mines-down from 29 in 2015. The figure represents the lowest number of mining … Continue reading

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METAL / NONMETAL Serious Accident

Surface Limestone – A miner operating an empty articulating haul truck lost control on a downhill grade and overturned.  The driver was hospitalized with serious injuries but survived, likely because he was wearing his seat belt. BEST PRACTICES   Always … Continue reading

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METAL/NONMETAL Serious Accident

Crushed & Broken Stone mine – Miner entered the impact crusher to remove a blockage. Rocks fell from the feeder above and engulfed him up to his knees. Afterward, two miners entered the crusher and freed him. Best Practices   … Continue reading

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