MSHA Releases Report on Jan. 28 Fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Jan. 28, while driving downhill, the 56-year-old driver of a concrete mixer truck at Freeport-McMoRan Morenci Inc., Greenlee County, Ariz., was fatally injured after he lost control of the truck. The truck overturned and the driver was ejected from the truck. Another miner, who was in the truck, was also…

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MSHA Releases Report on Jan. 26 Fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) just released a report stating that on Jan. 26, a dump truck at Ouachita Rock Potable, Polk County, Ark., rolled backward onto a 54-year-old miner while the miner was attempting to troubleshoot a brake issue. The dump truck operator was unaware that the miner was under the truck when he released the parking brake, allowing…

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MSHA to Hold Public Hearing on Mobile Equipment Rule

Dec. 17, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Labor will reopen the rulemaking record and hold a virtual public hearing on Jan. 11, 2022, on the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s proposed rule for Safety Program for Surface Mobile Equipment to improve safe usage of mobile, powered-haulage equipment. This proposed rule is one of several actions MSHA has taken to…

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MSHA Reports 27th Fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Sept. 21, a 68-year-old contract truck driver with 20 years of experience was fatally injured at Bonito Pit, Valencia County, N.M., while operating a haul truck. The victim was found lying in front of his truck near the edge of a haul road. The truck was upright and in the opposite direction…

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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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