MSHA issues reports for year’s first four fatalities

On February 23, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Jan. 14, a 44-year-old contract laborer with 13 years of total experience received fatal injuries when he fell 27 feet to a concrete surface.  At the time of the accident, the contractor was on a belt conveyor in a coal preparation plant and was working to replace…

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Teck, MEDATech to mark battery-electric milestone

Canadian miner Teck Resources has announced it is partnering with MEDATech on the pilot of a fully electric on-highway transport truck – marking the first use of a battery-electric truck to haul copper concentrate worldwide.  The pilot is set to begin this summer and is projected to eliminate 418 tonnes of CO2 annually for the first pilot vehicle, while also…

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MSHA reports second, third fatalities of 2022

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Jan. 7, a 35-year-old continuous mining machine (CMM) operator was fatally injured when he was pinned between the remote controlled CMM and the coal rib; and on Jan. 11, a 32-year-old miner died while driving on a mine road when a tree fell from a highwall onto the cab of his pickup truck. These…

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