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MSHA Reports Fatality at Ohio Operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on May 2, a miner entered a dredged sand and gravel bin through a lower access hatch to clear an obstruction. The miner was clearing the blockage with a bar when the material inside the bin fell and engulfed him.

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Hanson Material Service Receives IAAP Safety Award

During its annual convention in early March, the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) presented its 2020 Innovative Safety & Health Leadership Award to Hanson Material Service for the Federal Underground mine’s Secondary Emergency Escape Facility.

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Fatal U.S. Mining Accidents Dropped in 2019

There were 24 mining fatalities in the United States in 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported.

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MSHA Responds to COVID-19

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has received a high volume of questions regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19 and both mine operator actions and MSHA actions in response. This information sheet provides practices for operators and miners to minimize the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19 and actions MSHA is taking to do the same.

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MSHA Reports 22nd Fatality of 2019

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that a contract maintenance mechanic was performing elevator maintenance when the car descended, crushing the mechanic against an elevator platform. The person died at the scene on Dec. 3.

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