MSHA reports on 14th, 15th, 16th fatalities

MSHA recently released the preliminary findings from the industry’s 14th-16th fatalities of 2022. On August 11, the agency said that, on July 21, a miner at Giant Cement Co., Dorchester County, S.C., received fatal injuries when his right arm became entangled in an auger (screw) conveyor. It was the 16th fatality reported in 2022, and the sixth classified under Machinery. …

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MSHA Reports Seventh Machinery Death of 2022

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has reported that on August 4, a mine manager at Wooten Sand & Gravel Inc., Miller County, Ark. died while performing maintenance on a bulldozer.   While kneeling on the bulldozer’s track, the victim accidentally engaged the lever that put the bulldozer in reverse. The bulldozer track moved the victim to the rear…

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MSHA reports 15th fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on June 20, 2022, a 50-year-old miner at a Lhoist Group plant in Virginia died when the excavator he was operating underground slid over an elevated loading pad and was engulfed by lime dust.  This is the 15th fatality reported in 2022, and the fifth classified as “Machinery.”  MSHA recommends the…

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MSHA Reports 32nd Fatality of the Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Nov. 17, a customer truck driver at East Coast Mines Ltd., Suffolk, N.Y., was electrocuted after the tarping mechanism on the trailer contacted a high-voltage overhead power line. While exiting the cab of the truck, the victim contacted the energized truck and received a nonfatal electrical shock.  When he tried…

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