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MSHA Close Call Accident Alert: Derrick Failure

On Monday, October 23, 2017, the boom of a Pellegrini stiff leg derrick failed while lifting a muck bucket. The crane operator and the foreman were in the operator’s station, or “crow’s nest,” on the edge of the high-wall. As the boom started to fail, they were able to run to safety before the operator’s…

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MAA Celebrates 2017 during their Annual Winter Conference

MAA members enjoyed networking and great company during the 2017 MAA Winter Conference and finished off the year in a big way with the sounds of a live auction along with the festive tunes of the Simone Vitale Band filling the Pantlind Ballroom at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids. In was is now…

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NSSGA Update – Trump Administration Selects Past NSSGA Safety Committee Chair to Serve as Senior Advisor to MSHA Assistant Secretary

Aggregates industry veteran Ed Elliott joined MSHA as a senior advisor to the acting assistant secretary. With a 30-year career in the aggregates industry, recently working as director of safety and health for Rogers Group, Inc., Elliott truly understands safety at quarries and pits. He will work directly with acting MSHA Assistant Secretary Wayne Palmer…

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Provide comments on MSHA regulations to repeal, replace or modify

On February 24, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13777, entitled “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.”  This Executive Order directs each agency to review existing regulations to assess compliance costs and reduce regulatory burden.  As part of this review, MSHA seeks stakeholders’ assistance in identifying those regulations that could be repealed, replaced, or modified without…

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MAA Positively Effects City of Detroit Ordinance

In 2013, petroleum coke (petcoke) stored under the Ambassador Bridge blew across the river and into residential areas, causing a public uproar and an international incident. This event was the catalyst for the city of Detroit to draft an ordinance to restrict and monitor storage of bulk solid materials.  To help craft their ordinance, a…

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Transportation economic development grants will support more than 880 new jobs in Metro Detroit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017 CONTACT: Michael Leon, TEDF Program Manager, MDOT Office of Economic Development, 517-241-2568 Transportation economic development grants will support more than 880 new jobs in Metro Detroit  October 26, 2017 — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded state Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Category A grants totaling $2,760,489…

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MSHA Serious Accident Alert: Electrical Shock

On October 11, 2017, a miner received an electrical shock while working in a 480-volt electrical control panel for a portable crusher without locking and tagging out the circuit. The injured miner was transported to a local hospital, treated, and released. Click here to view the full MSHA Serious Accident Alert.

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New MAA Safety and Environmental Committee Chairs

MAA appreciates the commitment from all of our committee chairs and members.  However, over time we feel it is valuable to obtain a new and/or different prospective and direction. With that stated, MAA is pleased to announce that there is new leadership for the MAA Safety and MAA Environmental Committee. The new chair of the…

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