MSHA Reports 23rd Fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Aug. 3, a miner at Bridgeport Stone Plant, Wise County, Texas, was run over by a customer tractor-trailer while walking to his normal work area.  This is the 23rd fatality reported in 2021, and the ninth classified as “Powered Haulage.” Year to date, this is the highest number of powered…

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MSHA Reports Ninth Fatality of 2021

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on April 22, a miner at Broadfoot Pit #2, Buffalo, Neb., was fatally injured when leaving the mine site in his personal pickup truck. The manual swing barrier gate was partially closed.  A gate pole entered the truck’s windshield as the pickup truck approached, striking the victim and causing fatal injuries.This…

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MSHA Chief Outlines Priorities to Congress Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Administrator David Zatezalo outlined priorities for the agency during a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections on Feb. 6. David Zatezalo Zatezalo addressed inconsistencies among MSHA inspectors when questioned by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Zatezalo said…

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