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MSHA Fatality #7 Final Report – Struck by Bucket

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On July 31, 2018, a 62-year old foreman with 40 years of experience, was fatally injured while dismantling a portable crusher. The front-end loader was placing a 20-foot long steel tube onto the screen feed conveyor. The front-end loader operator lowered the bucket and crushed the victim against the conveyor structure.…

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Honeywell Hard Hat Recall

Honeywell recently recalled their Honeywell type 1 Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 hard hats. They were sold in a variety of different colors. The Fibre- Metal E2 hard hats have a manufacture date of April 2016, May 2016, December 2017 or January 2018. The North Peak A79 hard hats were manufactured from April 2016…

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MSHA Fatality Alert – Entanglement in Pulley

On August 22, 2018, a 29-year old miner with 1 year of experience was fatally injured while cleaning a snub pulley.  The victim was working from an aerial lift located under the belt conveyor when he became entangled in the conveyor pulley. Click here to view the full MSHA Fatality Report.  

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MSHA Fatality Report – Truck Runs over Driver

On April 12, 2018, Manuel G. Rodriguez, a 59 year old customer truck driver, received fatal injuries, when he fell from his truck and was run over by the truck’s rear wheels.   Mr. Rodriguez was attempting to scan a card that identifies customer trucks entering the facility to load material.  Investigators believe Mr. Rodriguez approached…

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MSHA Close Call Accident Alert – Dozer

On May 21, 2018, a dozer operator was working on a waste pile when the soil beneath the dozer sloughed into the adjacent pond, causing the dozer to become submerged in the pond.  The dozer came to rest approximately 12 feet beneath the water’s surface.  Fellow miners were able to dig a trench and drain…

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MSHA Safety Alert: Splicing Conveyor Belts

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Safety Alert: Splicing Conveyor Belts after four miners were fatally injured when performing work around conveyor belts in underground coal mines since Jan. 26, 2017. Two fatalities involved miners crossing the belt, and the third fatal occurred when a miner contacted a moving drive roller for…

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MSHA’s Workplace Examination Final Rule: June 2, 2018 Effective Date

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published the final rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines on April 9, 2018. The final rule includes updates to the rule that was published on January 23, 2017 based on stakeholder comments and testimony received during four public hearings held in the fall…

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The 2018 MAA Awards Night is Approaching…

Make sure to sign up for the 2018 MAA Awards Night and help us honor those companies that have received “Zero MSHA Recordable Injuries in 2017” as well as those that have exemplified a commitment to environmental compliance in their daily operations. MSHA Michigan Field Office Supervisor, George Colby, will help kick off the awards…

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