Items Tagged with 'Miner safety'


MSHA: 42 miners died in 2013

Arlington, VA – A total of 42 miners died on the job in 2013 – six more than in 2012, according to preliminary data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
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Sen. Rockefeller recounts ‘black lung’ efforts

Bluefield, WV – Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) met with miners, stakeholders, and miner safety and health advocates on Sept. 5 to discuss ending “black lung” – a deadly but preventable lung disease also known as coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.
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Wire rope safety

Broken wire ropes can lead to serious incidents in a mine, cautions the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Wire ropes often break due to shock loading – when a load is applied to a rope that has developed slack as the result of a stopped or slowed load.
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How to maintain steady barometric pressure in a mine

Keeping an eye on the barometer is critical during mining operations because situations in which the barometric pressure either rises too high or drops too low can create serious safety risks. The Mine Safety and Health Administration outlines the dangers of both situations, as well as steps that can be taken to mitigate them.
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