Category Archives: Miner

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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Mobile Crane Operator

Congratulations to another group of qualified mobile crane operators. Neither rain, clouds, or sunny days could keep them away from completing the demanding examinations and practical exam. Always a pleasure to work with other Miners to accomplish their goals of … Continue reading

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RIGGING LEVEL 1 TRAINING

Rigging Level 1 Training Continue reading

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METAL / NONMETAL Serious Accident

Underground Zinc Mine – A miner received an electrical shock when he contacted an exposed circuit breaker handle mounting screw (right photo, yellow box).  When the miner operated the switch, his hand came into contact with the mounting screw, which … 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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MSHA Serious Accident

METAL / NONMETAL Serious Accident Surface Gravel Mine – A miner had finished a repair to a conveyor belt. Before installing the tail pulley guard, the miner began training the belt. During this process the miner removed a rock from … Continue reading

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