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Three Hurt From Underground Mine Air Blast

Three workers were hurt after ground apparently shifted at an underground limestone mine in western Pennsylvania causing a rush of air through the mine’s entrance, according to a report by the Associated Press.

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Habits that Should Be Deliberate

By Randy K. Logsdon

I don’t get as many strange looks as I used to get. That is probably because in a mining community more drivers have joined in practicing this procedure. I speak of the practice of sounding the car or truck horn prior to pulling forward or backing out of a parking space.

 

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Two-Person Excavating Company Not Under MSHA Jurisdiction 

By Ellen Smith

A two-person excavation company that provides fill for excavation sites and yards does not fall under MSHA jurisdiction. The size was not a factor, but the fact that the operation is that of a “borrow pit” under OSHA jurisdiction, according to a ruling of ALJ Jerold Feldman.

 

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