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

February 28, 2022 Fatality – Fatality Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

MINE FATALITY – On February 28, 2022, a contract miner died when he was crushed between the rib and a single boom face drill. The victim was alongside the drill using the onboard tram lever controls when the accident occurred because the remote control was inoperable. — Read on http://www.msha.gov/data-reports/fatality-reports/2022/february-28-2022-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

This Day in History: Farmington Mine Explosion Kills 78 Miners

On November 20, 1968, 53 years ago today, 78 miners died in an explosion at the Consol No. 9 coal mine in Farmington, West Virginia. At 5:30 in the …This Day in History: Farmington Mine Explosion Kills 78 Miners

With Pressure Mounting on MSHA for COVID-19 Standard, Agency Issues Guidance with CDC – #MSHA #COVID-19

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force MSHA is facing political and now legal pressure to take additional action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the most part, and most certainly when compared to its sister agency OSHA, MSHA has taken a wait and see approach to responding to COVID-19 in the workplace, offering limited … Continue reading With Pressure Mounting on MSHA for COVID-19 Standard, Agency Issues Guidance with CDC – #MSHA #COVID-19

“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

“Coal Mine Fatality – Reading Anthracite Company – New St. Nicholas Breaker – Pa.” #MSHA

PDF Version COAL MINE FATALITY - On July 25, 2017, a 28-year-old bulldozer operator with 1 year and 9 months of mining experience was fatally injured at a surface facility.  The victim was operating a bulldozer, pushing material off of a refuse bank before the accident occurred.  He was found lying in the bulldozer’s push path … Continue reading “Coal Mine Fatality – Reading Anthracite Company – New St. Nicholas Breaker – Pa.” #MSHA

“OSHA Announces Feral Cats Are Not Vermin”

On October 4, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a press release and announced that it was proposing changes to 18 separate regulations “as part of an ongoing effort to revise provisions in its standards that may be confusing, outdated or unnecessary. The proposals run across a wide spectrum from the technical (i.e., … Continue reading “OSHA Announces Feral Cats Are Not Vermin”

“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”