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MSHA Issues Preliminary Mine Safety Data for 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration released preliminary data for calendar year 2013, updating the “Mine Safety and Health at a Glance" page. The charts include information on inspections; violations; number of mines and miners; and fatality and injury rates for coal, metal and nonmetal, and all mining.

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Judge Hammers Company for Firing Worker Where Boss Violated LOTO

By Ellen Smith

ALJ Jacqueline Bulluck raised a proposed fine of $30,000 to $45,000 against a company for firing a known whistleblower after the company tried to hold the rank-and-file miner responsible for his supervisor’s breach of the lock-out tag-out policy.

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Principle Number Two: Safety is Just Common Sense

By Randy K. Logsdon

This is the second in a series of six columns exploring traditional principles of safety. The first part was entitled: “Safety First.” Safety should not be considered a priority – priorities change. Safety should be applied as a foundational value in every activity or task. – Ed.

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World’s Largest Two-Axle All-Wheel-Drive Mining Truck

Belaz-75710The Belaz-75710 is reportedly the world’s largest mining two-axle all-wheel-drive dump truck. With weight-carrying capacity of 450 metric tons, the new vehicle rolled out of the BelAZ plant in late 2013 is being field tested as the biggest machine of its class with a record-breaking capacity.

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