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MSHA Launches Fire Suppression Safety Initiative

During a recent quarterly stakeholder call, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced a new “Fire Suppression Safety Initiative” (FSS) to ensure that fire suppression systems on mobile equipment are in working order and capable of extinguishing equipment fires. The initiative appears to involve educating operators about FSS, including proper inspections and maintenance, as well as stepping up related enforcement, according to Avi Meyerstein of Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team.

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Missouri Limestone Producers Honor Martin Marietta Mine

During the Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) annual convention, Martin Marietta was honored for its work on safety at its Stamper Mine, located just north of Kansas City, Mo. 

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Regulatory Agenda Offers Encouraging Signs

According to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), the Trump administration’s latest regulatory agenda offered encouraging signs for aggregates industry priorities, including the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, Endangered Species Act and Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) improvements. 

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MSHA Reports Ninth Fatality of the Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Oct. 2, a 40-year-old miner with 20 years of experience was fatally injured when struck by stemming sand ejected from a borehole.

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