MSHA Reports Second Metal/Nonmetal Fatality of 2021

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Jan. 19, 2021, a miner at Clyde Companies’ Hansen Pit, Salt Lake County, Utah, backed a haul truck to the edge of a dump point that was over-steepened by a loader removing material at the bottom of the slope. When the edge of the bank failed, the haul truck traveled backwards and…

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NIOSH Names Winners of Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Awards

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program, in conjunction with the Industrial Minerals Association–North America (IMA-NA), the National Mining Association (NMA), and the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), recognized four organizations in their respective industry sectors, some for developing new safety tools and systems, and others for instituting new health protocols to keep their workforce…

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