MSHA Chief Calls On Mining Industry to Stay Vigilant for Safety

MSHA Assistant Secretary Chris Williamson has penned an open letter to the mining community: Dear Members of the Mining Community: Last year, as the mining industry experienced a troubling increase in fatal accidents, I asked the mining community to join the Mine Safety and Health Administration in identifying and eliminating safety and health hazards that can cost miners their lives.…

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Leaders in Mine Safety and Technology Honored by NMA, Federal Agencies

In a ceremony in Washington, D.C., the National Mining Association (NMA), the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) honored outstanding achievements in mine safety, technology and reclamation. The NMA’s Sentinels of Safety Award recognizes coal and mineral mining operations in 10 categories for recording the most…

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Indiana Quarry Worker Dies in Truck Accident

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources reported that Indiana Conservation Officers searching for a rock quarry employee after the dump truck he was operating “fell into a water-filled rock quarry pit,” have recovered the body. The accident took place at Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc., near the 20000 block of Alton Fredonia Road in rural Crawford County.

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