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ARTBA Foundation Launches New Safety Center

The jobsite safety of the men and women who build and maintain America’s transportation infrastructure – as well as that of those who travel through our work zones – has been a top priority for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) since its founding in 1902.

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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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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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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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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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