MSHA’s Seasonal Safety Alert

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has posted a Seasonal Safety Alert on its website. Historically, October has been the mining industry’s deadliest month, especially in the metal and nonmetal (MNM) sector. Last year – in 2015 – a concerted effort by industry and MSHA to make October safe instead of deadly resulted in…

MSHA awards $1M in 2016 Brookwood-Sago grants

ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today it has awarded $1 million to six organizations to develop training programs and materials that support mine rescue and mine emergency preparedness for underground mines. A provision in the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 established the…

Seat Belt Safety Alert

Twenty of the miners who died in mobile equipment accidents at metal and nonmetal mines since 2005 would have survived the accident had they been using their seat belt. The ages of the victims ranged from 21 to 65 years, with job experience varying from as little as four, eight and twelve days up to…

Metal/Non-Metal Mine Fatality

EI DuPont De Nemours & Co Inc – The Chemours Company TT LLC On April 11, 2016, a 61-year old dozer operator with 18 years of mining experience was fatally injured at a surface titanium ore mine. He had been leveling the haul roads into the pit with the dozer and was found lying approximately…

US Mine Safety and Health Administration announces results of special impact inspections in July 2016

Who:               U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration What:             The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today that federal inspectors issued 161 citations during special impact inspections conducted at 11 coal mines and six metal and nonmetal mines in July. Where:           MSHA conducted special impact inspections at mines in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut,…