March 2, 2022 Fatality – Fatality Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

MINE FATALITY – On March 2, 2022, a miner was fatally injured when an overhang along the mine rib fell, striking the miner and pushing him against the canopy of a twin boom roof bolting machine. The miner freed himself from the fall, but later died. — Read on http://www.msha.gov/data-reports/fatality-reports/2022/march-2-2022-fatality/fatality-alert

Mine Safety Victory: Safety Laws Are “Wrote Buy Blood”

West Virginia miners beat back an attempt this week to weaken their mine safety protections. West Virginia mine worker Steven H. Hively, was killed …Mine Safety Victory: Safety Laws Are “Wrote Buy Blood”

US Department of Labor announces mine safety campaign to reinforce operators’ obligation to train miners on the job properly | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

WASHINGTON – Over the past year, dozens of miners have been injured or killed in mining incidents, many of which could have been prevented with proper training and attention to tasks. This unacceptable trend has prompted the U.S. Department of Labor to initiate a new safety campaign to reach miners and educate mine operators on … Continue reading US Department of Labor announces mine safety campaign to reinforce operators’ obligation to train miners on the job properly | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Federal court orders Missouri mine owner – who forced inspectors off the road – to allow US Department of Labor inspectors to complete safety inspections | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

News Release Posted: March 4, 2021 Westley Partridge defied, harassed inspectors during August 2021 visit WASHINGTON – A federal district court judge issued an injunction to prevent a Missouri mine operator and its owner from stopping federal inspectors from completing workplace safety inspections now and in the future at the Partridge Sand & Gravel mine … Continue reading Federal court orders Missouri mine owner – who forced inspectors off the road – to allow US Department of Labor inspectors to complete safety inspections | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

June 9, 2021 Fatality – Final Report | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

FAI-6855110-2 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION REPORT OF INVESTIGATION Underground (Platinum Ore) Fatal Powered Haulage Accident June 9, 2021 Stillwater Mine Stillwater Mining Company Nye, Stillwater County, Montana ID No. 24-01490 Accident Investigators Thaddeus J. Sichmeller Supervisory Mine Safety and Health Inspector Lee A. Hughes — Read on http://www.msha.gov/data-reports/fatality-reports/2021/june-9-2021-fatalities/final-report

“Coal Mine Fatality – Blue Sky Quarries, Inc. – Blue Sky Quarry #2 in Georgia” #MSHA

PDF Version METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On July 20, 2017, a miner was driving wedges into a block of granite in an attempt to break it loose.  A piece of granite weighing 9 tons fell and crushed the victim against the quarry floor. Best Practices Always conduct examinations of the workplace to identify loose ground or … Continue reading “Coal Mine Fatality – Blue Sky Quarries, Inc. – Blue Sky Quarry #2 in Georgia” #MSHA

“MSHA Awards $1 Million Dollars In 2016 Brookwood-Sago Training Grants”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEOVVx3rDyI Funding will foster mine rescue training, mine emergency preparedness ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today it has awarded $1 million to six organizations to develop training programs and materials that support mine rescue and mine emergency preparedness for underground mines. A provision in the Mine … Continue reading “MSHA Awards $1 Million Dollars In 2016 Brookwood-Sago Training Grants”

West Virginia Mine EXPLOSION: Massey Energy Mine Had Scores Of Safety Citations

A huge underground explosion blamed on methane gas killed 25 coal miners in the worst U.S. mining disaster in more than two decades. Four others were missing Tuesday, their chances of survival dimming as rescuers were held back by poison gases that accumulated near the blast site, about 1.5 miles from the entrance to Massey … Continue reading West Virginia Mine EXPLOSION: Massey Energy Mine Had Scores Of Safety Citations

Op Ed -The Utah Mine Disaster: A Teachable Moment About Workplace Safety

Before the hordes of reporters move on from the Crandall Canyon Mine disaster, taking their note pads, satellite trucks, and the nation's attention with them, we should seize the opportunity to turn this tragedy into a teachable moment -- one that will allow us to look beyond the tragedy in Utah and the dreadful safety … Continue reading Op Ed -The Utah Mine Disaster: A Teachable Moment About Workplace Safety