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Member Update – Bill Hodges Continues to Build the Industry

Member Update – Bill Hodges Continues to Build the Industry

  Bill Hodges has been a staple in the aggregate industry for decades.  However, it’s been a few years since Bill retired from Michigan CAT and I’m sure you are wondering what has been filling his time.  Well he moved up to Harbor Springs and has become very involved in the Industrial Arts Institute where…

Great Lakes District Council Annual Meeting

Great Lakes District Council Annual Meeting

The fall 1-day MSHA workshop of the Michigan Chapter of the Holmes Safety Association will be held in Gaylord on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Please click here to learn more about the event.

Call for MAA Live/Silent Auction Items!!!!

Call for MAA Live/Silent Auction Items!!!!

During the 2018 MAA Winter Conference, the MAA Public Relations Committee will be holding a silent auction to raise money for the MAA Foundation.  Therefore, this is a formal request to the entire MAA membership for donations of items, excursions, services, or even monetary donations to help make this second annual silent auction a success.…

MSHA Fatality Alert – Entanglement in Pulley

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.  

MSHA Safety Topic: Conveyor Belts – Safety at Surface Mines

MSHA Safety Topic: Conveyor Belts – Safety at Surface Mines

Conveyor belts are an important method of material haulage at many surface and underground mines. Systems range from a single belt to a series of belts spanning miles. All conveyor belt systems, or belt conveyors, have inherent dangers while in motion. Fatal accidents related to working near, inspecting, adjusting or maintaining conveyor belts occur each…

Tony Kratofil named MDOT COO

Tony Kratofil named MDOT COO

  MDOT is pleased to announce that Tony Kratofil has been named MDOT’s new chief operations officer and chief engineer. Tony brings a wealth of managerial and technical experience to the position. In his most recent assignment as the Metro Region engineer, he was able to effectively negotiate very complex and sensitive mitigation measures with…

MSHA Fatality Report – Truck Runs over Driver

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…

Safety Bulletin – Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches

Safety Bulletin – Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches

Eaton has identified a potential non-conformance with certain Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches. The safety switch can potentially supply power when the handle is in the “off” position, subjecting the operator of the switch or any downstream equipment to risk of serious bodily injury or death.   Click here to read the…

Wildlife Habitat Council Regional Forum

Wildlife Habitat Council Regional Forum

The Wildlife Habitat Council recently opened up registration for a regional forum they are holding in Detroit on August 16, 2018.   For more than a decade the council has brought together corporations, partners, and agencies to develop and leverage collaborations for conservation. During this forum, the Wildlife Habitat Council will showcase the positive impact of…

MAA Chairman of the Board to be Roasted!!!!

MAA Chairman of the Board to be Roasted!!!!

Are you ready for a night of fun with “Monroe’s Most Wanted”?  Well the Community Foundation of Monroe County along with the Michigan Aggregate Association is inviting you to help us celebrate in the roasting of Rick Becker your current chairman of the MAA board of directors. The “Roast em … and Toast em” event…

MDOT Update – Various Items

MDOT Update – Various Items

As you recall in 2015 the Michigan Legislature approved an additional $1.2 billion for highway/bridge projects that will be fully phased in by 2021.  However, even with this additional funding, MDOT is projecting that they still will have an annual funding short fall of $1.4 billion per year.  This shortfall is for the MDOT system…

U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Public Stakeholder Meetings on Reducing Mine Accidents Involving Mobile Equipment and Belt Conveyors

U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Public Stakeholder Meetings on Reducing Mine Accidents Involving Mobile Equipment and Belt Conveyors

  News Release U.S. Department of Labor | July 31, 2018   U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Public Stakeholder Meetings on Reducing Mine Accidents Involving Mobile Equipment and Belt Conveyors   ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will hold six public stakeholder meetings and a webinar…