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In September, a miner died from burn injuries sustained while operating a rock truck. Two weeks later, two additional fires occurred. MSHA personnel will look at fire suppression systems on these types of surface mining vehicles.  They will check critical portions of fire suppression systems and will discuss key requirements of proper installation and maintenance of these systems. 

Read entire article - https://www.msha.gov/news-media/special-initiatives/2018/10/04/fire-suppression-system-initiative

 

 

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The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has launched an initiative to focus on the hazards miners face when working in isolation. The initiative comes after five miners died in lone worker situations during the first three quarter of 2017.

MSHA inspectors and training specialists will now talk to miners and mine operators in "walk and talks" during regular inspection visits according to an agency news release.

Read entire article - https://www.msha.gov/news-media/press-releases/2017/05/02/recent-deaths-miners-working-alone-spurs-msha-outreach-0

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