Michigan Aggregates Association

Safety Alerts


METAL/NONMETAL Close Call Accident

July 20, 2016

Surface Construction Sand & Gravel – A miner was moving an excavator from the pit to an area where the mechanic could work on a loose bucket attachment pin.  As the excavator was traveling parallel to overhead 4160 volt powerlines the pin came loose.  The operator swung the boom to the right to avoid dropping…

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2015/2016 MSHA Citation Summary

June 30, 2016

In an effort to keep the membership apprised to recent MSHA citations, MAA has begun collecting a summary of citations issued by the MSHA- Michigan Division and is making them available for your information. Click here to view the most current list of MSHA-Michigan Division citations. After reviewing, it is recommended that you discuss the…

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Dangers Exist at Active and Abandoned Mine Sites!

June 15, 2016

Safety Alert Each year, dozens of people are injured or killed while exploring or playing on active and abandoned mine property.  Records show that about thirty members of the public lose their lives at mines each year; more than 60% due to drowning while swimming, diving, partying, boating or fishing in quarry lakes.  Others are…

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MSHA Issues “Proposed Workplace Examination Rule” and “Request for Information on Diesel Particulates”

June 15, 2016

Proposed Workplace Examination Rule The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is proposing to amend the Agency’s standards for the examination of working places in metal and nonmetal (MNM) mines. The purpose of this proposed rule is to ensure that mine operators identify and correct conditions that may adversely affect miners’ safety or health. The…

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Metal / Nonmetal Close Call

June 3, 2016

Surface Sand & Gravel – A dozer was being used to cut a drainage ditch in a roadway berm.  The accident occurred when the left side of the dozer blade ruptured a 16-inch diameter high-pressure natural gas transmission line, leaving an 18-inch long gash in the pipe.  The sudden release of pressurized gas blew out…

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Metal/Nonmetal Serious Accident

May 13, 2016

Phosphate/Surface – A miner operating a loaded articulated, haul truck drove through a berm and rolled the truck down the face of the dam. The miner was able to break out and crawl through the windshield and onto the hood to wait for help to arrive. The miner was taken to a local hospital with…

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Near Misses

February 5, 2016

Clay – A miner was operating a forklift when the forklift fell from the loading dock onto the bulk bag. The fork lift operator was wearing his seat belt and this prevented an injury or possibly death. Click here for Best Practices Surface Limestone – A miner operating an empty articulating haul truck lost control…

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MSHA Enforcement Alerts

October 3, 2013

The MSHA Enforcement Alert system is available to all  MAA members.  This is a cooperative system supported by a number of state associations that represent aggregate producers. This site can provide valuable information to our members. You can access the site at any time via this link. Once you enter the site, you can enter citations…

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