MSHA Reports 23rd and 24th Fatalities

MSHA reported that on Oct. 7, a mechanic at a construction sand and gravel operation in Providence, R.I., was fatally injured when he was engulfed in material after he entered an air separator to clear a blockage. This is the 24th fatality reported in 2022, and the first classified as “Confined Space.”   MSHA recommends the following best practices to…

Read More

MSHA Reports Seventh Machinery Death of 2022

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Aug. 4, a mine manager at Wooten Sand & Gravel Inc., Miller County, Ark. died while performing maintenance on a bulldozer.   While kneeling on the bulldozer’s track, the victim accidentally engaged the lever that put the bulldozer in reverse.  The bulldozer track moved the victim to the rear of…

Read More

MSHA Update

A Number Of Aggregates Operations Have Suffered Fatalities So Far This Year. Here Is A Selection Of Incidents. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Jan. 7, a 49-year-old front-end loader operator with 15 years of mining experience died at Arcosa’s Fayette County, Pa., operation when a large rock fell from the mine roof, crushing the cab…

Read More

MSHA Reports 32nd Fatality of the Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Nov. 17, a customer truck driver at East Coast Mines Ltd., Suffolk, N.Y., was electrocuted after the tarping mechanism on the trailer contacted a high-voltage overhead power line. While exiting the cab of the truck, the victim contacted the energized truck and received a nonfatal electrical shock.  When he tried…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
1 2 3