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MSHA Issues Serious Accident Alerts

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a serious accident alert for an accident that occurred on Oct. 11. A miner received an electrical shock while working in a 480-volt electrical control panel for a portable crusher without locking and tagging out the circuit. The injured miner was transported to a local hospital, treated and released.

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Small Mines Office Discussed at Zatezalo Confirmation Hearing

Support for a re-launched effort to deliver compliance assistance to small mines was expressed by David Zatezalo, the Trump Administration’s nominee to head the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

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MSHA Reports Ninth Fatality of the Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported the ninth fatality of 2017 in the metal/nonmetal sector. The Fall of Material incident happened at Argos USA’s Roberta cement plant in Alabama.

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Zatezalo Nominated to Head MSHA

David Zatezalo, a former coal mining executive from West Virginia, will be President Trump’s nominee for assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health. In that role, he will head up the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). 

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Rock Wins James M. Christie Award

Mark Rock, senior vice president of risk management for CalPortland, will receive the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) 2017 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year Award. The annual award recognizes an individual for substantial commitment and contributions to safe and healthy practices within his or her company and the industry.

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