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Hard Hat Reminder

August 24, 2016

Sometimes you are so focused on the big picture that you forget about the things closest to you.  Therefore, please take a few moments and review some very important facts about hard hats along with an incident report that reminds you why hard hats are a critical in ensuring workplace safety. Click here to test your…

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Mine Safety Personal Protective Equipment Matrix

August 1, 2016

As you are aware, there is a variety of different personal protective equipment that is required when working in a mine.  The following matrix has been developed to help guide your way thru which PPE is recommended/required for an assortment of tasks. Click here to view the PPE Matrix

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MSHA Civil Monetary Penalty Amounts to Change Effective 8/1/16

July 21, 2016

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that will adjust the penalty amounts for Mine Act violations. The IFR was issued pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation…

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MSHA FATALGRAM

July 21, 2016

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On June 3, 2016, a 24-year old haul truck operator, with 9 months of experience, and a 56-year old hydraulic excavator operator, with 6 years of experience, were killed at a sand and gravel operation. The two miners were working in a pit next to an abandoned roadway embankment, which partially…

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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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