Tag Archives: MSHA

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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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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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 Serious Injury

Surface Crushed Limestone-A miner was seriously injured when the expanded metal walkway that he was standing on suddenly failed. The miner fell 10 feet directly to the ground below. The expanded metal walkway was covered with conveyor belt to aid … 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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