June 20, 2022 Fatality – Final Report | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

June 20, 2022 Fatality - Final Report Accident Report: Fatality Reference June 20, 2022 Fatality PDF VERSION JUNE 20, 2022 - FINAL REPORT.PDF (1.08 MB) FAI-6915008-1 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION REPORT OF INVESTIGATION Surface (Crushed, Broken Granite) Fatal Slip or Fall of Person Accident June 20, 2022 Explosive Contractors … Continue reading June 20, 2022 Fatality – Final Report | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Contractor Says it has Settled Lawsuit with Sick and Dying Coal Ash Workers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Attorneys for a group of workers who believe their jobs cleaning up a massive coal ash spill in Tennessee led to a slew of illnesses, including fatal cancers, have reached a settlement with the contractor who organized the cleanup for the Tennessee Valley Authority, according to a notice posted on the … Continue reading Contractor Says it has Settled Lawsuit with Sick and Dying Coal Ash Workers

May 2, 2023 Fatality – Fatality Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

May 2, 2023 Fatality - Fatality Alert Accident Report: Fatality Reference May 2, 2023 Fatality PDF VERSION 5-2-2023 FATALITY ALERT.PDF (302.77 KB) MINE FATALITY – On May 2, 2023, a miner died when he was struck by a mobile radial stacker conveyor. Best Practices Provide safe access to all working places by identifying hazards around belt … Continue reading May 2, 2023 Fatality – Fatality Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

US Department of Labor announces availability of Brookwood-Sago grants to promote mine safety, health education, training | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

MSHA News Release Posted [5/23/2023]   Program will award up to $1M in grants to support mining community   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of up to $1 million in grant funding through its Brookwood-Sago grant program, which supports the delivery of education and training to the nation’s mining … Continue reading US Department of Labor announces availability of Brookwood-Sago grants to promote mine safety, health education, training | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Heat Stress – Health Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Heat Stress - Health Alert PDF Version Health-Alert-Heat Stress.pdf (443.59 KB) Mining in hot work areas during summer can cause serious health issues for miners. Everyone needs to recognize the hazards of heat stress and mine operators should provide heat-stress recognition training, monitoring, and personal protective equipment.   Symptoms of Heat Stress: Skin is hot, … Continue reading Heat Stress – Health Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Heat Ignition Hazard – Safety Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Heat and Ignition Hazard Improperly applying large quantities of foam products to fill voids can cause underground mine fires. Polyurethane-based foam products will produce heat from an exothermic chemical reaction. — Read on http://www.msha.gov/heat-ignition-hazard-safety-alert

Longwall Accidents – Safety Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Longwall Accidents From January 2013 to March 2023, there have been 545 accidents on longwalls in underground coal mines, causing seven deaths and 333 serious injuries. These accidents occurred when miners were performing routine work such as shoveling coal, working on shields, moving equipment, installing bits on shear drums and installing supplemental ground support at … Continue reading Longwall Accidents – Safety Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

May 17: Stand Down to Save Lives | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Many accidents can be prevented with just a few minutes – or seconds – of precaution. The Stand Down to Save Lives is an opportunity for mine owners and operators to share safety measures that can prevent injuries and deaths. Host a toolbox talk, a discussion on common hazards, conduct workplace and equipment examinations, or … Continue reading May 17: Stand Down to Save Lives | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

April 20, 2023 Fatality – Fatality Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Accident Report: Fatality Reference April 20, 2023 Fatality PDF VERSION APRIL 20 2023 - FATALITY ALERT - BEAR RUN.PDF (369.59 KB) MINE FATALITY – On April 20, 2023, a contract laborer died while removing the side plate off a shaker screen. The unsupported side plate fell over and struck him. Best Practices Block machinery components … Continue reading April 20, 2023 Fatality – Fatality Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

April 9, 2023 Fatality – Fatality Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Accident Report: Fatality Reference April 9, 2023 Fatality PDF VERSION APRIL 9, 2023 - FATALITY ALERT.PDF (372.83 KB) MINE FATALITY – On April 9, 2023, a miner died while mounting off road truck tires on rims.  The miner was in the process of mounting a tire on its rim when another tire’s outer lock ring … Continue reading April 9, 2023 Fatality – Fatality Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

MSHA Jurisdiction: Where Does MSHA’s Authority Begin and OSHA’s End?

On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, join Nicholas Scala for a webinar regarding MSHA Jurisdiction: Where Does MSHA’s Authority Begin and OSHA’s End? The …MSHA Jurisdiction: Where Does MSHA’s Authority Begin and OSHA’s End?

April 11, 2023 Fatality – Fatality Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Accident Report: Fatality Reference April 11, 2023 Fatality PDF VERSION APRIL 11, 2023 - FATALITY ALERT.PDF (393.33 KB) MINE FATALITY – On April 11, 2023, a miner died when a 12-foot by 4-foot by 5-foot rock slab slid out of the rib from the hanging wall and crushed him.  The miner was installing a bolt … Continue reading April 11, 2023 Fatality – Fatality Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)