Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants Now Available

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a funding availability of up to $1 million in grants through its Brookwood-Sago grant program to support education and training to help the mining community identify, avoid and prevent unsafe and unhealthy working conditions in and around the nation’s mines. Established by the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006, the program’s…

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Court Orders Missouri Mine Owner to Let Inspectors Onsite

A federal district court judge issued an injunction to prevent a Missouri mine operator and its owner from stopping federal inspectors from completing workplace safety inspections now and in the future at the Partridge Sand & Gravel mine in Stone, Mo. The court action follows an incident at the mine on Aug. 17, 2021, when inspectors with the U.S. Department…

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MSHA Details 35th Fatality of 2021

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Dec. 6, 2021, a miner at Palm Beach Aggregates LLC, Palm Beach, Fla., was fatally injured while he was working in a pan feeder under a chute.  While attempting to remove angle iron that blocked the chute’s gate from closing, he was engulfed by material that fell from a surge…

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Safety Professionals Recognized at TRAM

Nov. 30, 2021 – At the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s recent Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) conference, held online Nov. 2-4, Ash Grove Cement was a Grand Prize Winner in the Training Materials Competition. You may recall that Joseph McGuire, Ph.D., an independent safety and health consultant; and Lucas Simpson, B.S., a safety manager for Ash Grove Cement,…

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Proposed MSHA Rule Targets Mobile Equipment

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced a proposed rule requiring mine operators that employ six or more miners to develop a written safety program for mobile equipment and powered haulage equipment (except belt conveyors) used at surface mines and surface areas of underground mines. The written safety program would include actions mine operators would…

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First Look – October 2016

TOP NEWS Eagle Materials Expands Eagle Materials Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with a subsidiary of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., to purchase Cemex’s Fairborn, Ohio, cement plant, as well as related assets, which include a distribution terminal in Columbus, Ohio, and a cement bagging operation. U.S. Highways Rated The nation’s top-performing, most cost-effective highways are in South Carolina,…

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