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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