Save the Date – November 2-4

MSHA has released the date for its Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) 2021 summit, which will be held virtually this year from November 2-4. Featuring presentations from some of the industry’s most respected safety trainers, this tuition-free event helps health and safety trainers improve their training skills and infuse their training programs with new ideas and materials.  The workshop…

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MSHA Calls for Powered Haulage Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration reported that as of July 12, nine miners have been killed and 185 have been injured in accidents involving powered haulage equipment.  Year to date, this is the highest number of powered haulage fatalities since 2006.  That’s why the agency, on July 20, hosted a national Stand Down for Safety Day focused on powered…

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Caterpillar to unveil new electric-drive LHD at MINExpo

MINExpo 2021 attendees will get a first look at Caterpillar’s latest sustainable mobile equipment solutions: the R1700 XE LHD and MEC500 Mobile Equipment Charger. The new Cat LHD (Load Caterpillar) has a 16.5-ton payload and features a battery electric design that delivers superior productivity in underground applications with the benefits of no engine heat or exhaust emissions. An Autodig function…

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Epiroc puts CAS interface on offer

Epiroc recently announced the launch of a collision avoidance system (CAS) interface that it said can support underground mining safety. It said that proximity detection system (PDS) suppliers compliant with ISO 21815-2 Draft (March 2018) can interface with an Epiroc RCS Materials Handling TMM (Trackless Mobile Machinery) to enable functionality for slowing and stopping when the PDS perceives a hazardous…

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