Tag Archives: Mine

Rigging in the Dirt and Rocks

RIGGING LEVEL 1 Had the opportunity to work with an unique group of individuals that provide us with Aggregate and Agricultural Products. They are Wakestone and the location in Knightdale, North Carolina showed their rigging, sling inspection and hardware use … 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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RIGGING LEVEL 1 TRAINING

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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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On the job deaths-older workers

On the job fatalities in 2014 increased to 4,679, more than one-third of which occurred among older workers, according to a preliminary report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The total fatality count is a 2 percent increase from 2013, … Continue reading

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Miner Near Miss Accident

                      METAL / NONMETAL Limestone Mine  Near Miss Accident Surface Crushed Limestone Mine – A driller lost control of his drill steel and lunged to catch the drill steel in order to keep it from falling over the highwall. In … Continue reading

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MSHA Fatality #10

On Wednesday, July 15th, MSHA was notified by the mine operator that a contractor assigned to clean out tanker rail cars was found unconscious inside a tanker rail car.  The victim was extricated and transported to a local hospital where he … Continue reading

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