MSHA Workplace Examinations Become a Front-burner Issue for US Metal/Nonmetal Mines

MSHA Workplace Examinations Become a Front-burner Issue for US Metal/Nonmetal MinesBy Kelby Thomas Gray

In late 2014, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published its regulatory agenda for 2015. In June, MSHA was scheduled to begin considering how operators perform workplace examinations via a request for information from stakeholders to address fatalities in the metal/nonmetal side of the industry.

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Using Forensic Analysis to Pinpoint Equipment Failure

All sectors of the mining industries continually seek ways to counter the costs of major equipment failure. Forensic engineering is now emerging as the first course of action, according to an Australian engineering firm.

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New Monitoring Approach Could Increase Tailings Facility Safety

tailigs storage facility arealMonitoring of mine tailings storage facilities could provide better levels of confidence that the facility is performing as intended if regular monitoring data measurements were compared to expected values, rather than just being checked for changes, according to two engineers at SRK Consulting in South Africa.

 

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Putzmeister Shotcrete Fleet Supports 500-year-old Mine

Putzmeister Fresnillo 1Fresnillo plc’s namesake underground mine, located in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, and in operation for almost five centuries, lies in an area with rich mining resources. Silver and gold are the primary products taken from the Fresnillo mine, along with lead and zinc.

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