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MSHA Releases Midyear Mine Fatality Update

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration recently released a midyear summary of mining deaths in the country. As of June 30, eight miners were killed in coal mining operations, and six in the metal and nonmetal sector.

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Brains, Not Brawn, the Path to Improved Safety

By James Sharpe

More smarts, not bigger muscles, is the solution to what ails safety and health in U.S. mining, according to a safety consultant who used to run the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

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Lafarge Gets Citations Dismissed for Alleged Equipment Defects

By Ellen Smith

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission ALJ Patrick Augustine vacated four equipment citations issued to a Lafarge North American cement plant, after finding that the company did not have fair notice of the alleged violations.

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Off-Highway Diesel Prices

The national estimated average price for off-highway diesel fuel as of Sept. 6 is $3.650. That is higher than last week's average of $3.604.

Off-Highway Diesel Prices

The national estimated average price for off-highway diesel fuel as of August 30 is $3.604. That is slightly higher than last week's average of $3.587.