Magna Gold reports fatal mine collapse

Canadian miner Magna Gold Corp. has reported a fatal accident involving three employees at its San Francisco Mine in the northern Mexican state of Sonoraon. The miner said that the accident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. local time on February 15. Three mine employees were in the fine ore storage area when a cave-in occurred.  Magna Gold activated its safety…

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MSHA awards Brookwood-Sago safety grants

In late September, MSHA announced the award of $1 million in Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety grant program funding to support education and training to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines. “We are seeing an increase in mining fatalities, particularly powered haulage fatalities, and we must reverse this trend. The Mine Safety and Health…

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Williamson tapped to lead MSHA

The Biden administration has nominated West Virginia native Christopher Williamson for assistant secretary for mine safety and health at the U.S. Department of Labor. Williamson, who will replace David Zatezalo if his nomination is confirmed by the Senate, currently serves as the senior counsel to Chairman Lauren McFerran at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Prior to his current seat,…

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