MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION Mining News

Matrix carbon monoxide sensor passes advanced performance testing

The Matrix WAMS-S1000 Permissible Wireless Carbon Monoxide (CO) Monitoring Sensor has been listed by Intertek, a US Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). With this listing, the WAMS-S1000 fully complies with 30 CFR 75.351 set forth by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and is the only post-accident, performance-tested, and NRTL-Listed CO sensor on the market today, the company states. Read more

Matrix carbon monoxide sensor passes advanced performance testing

warrior-coal-pix.jpg The Matrix WAMS-S1000 Permissible Wireless Carbon Monoxide (CO) Monitoring Sensor has been listed by Intertek, a US Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). With this listing, the WAMS-S1000 fully complies with 30 CFR 75.351 set forth by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and is the only post-accident, performance-tested, and NRTL-Listed CO sensor on the market [...]

Anglo sells steel units to Australia’s OneSteel for $932m

Mining major Anglo American (Anglo) would sell its Moly-Cop and AltaSteel to Australian company OneSteel for $932-million. The two businesses, which are part of Anglo's Scaw Metals, make steel balls and rods that are used […]

Massey Reopens Revolution Mine

Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) has resumed operations at its Revolution mine in Uneeda, West Virginia. The mine had been idle since June 4, 2010, due to a longwall move, roof conditions, and ongoing negotiations […]

UBB blast persuades MSHA to issue guidelines for industry compliance with ventilation regulations

As a result of troubling testimony heard in a recent field hearing regarding the explosion of Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine, the US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced the […]

MSHA Issues Guidelines for Industry Compliance with Ventilation Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the release of four new program information bulletins pertaining to ventilation issues in underground coal mines. Mine Safety and Health Administration made the […]

Fletcher, MSHA release roof drill safety alert

International Longwall News reports that THE US Mine Safety and Health Administration and JH Fletcher are re-releasing an important safety bulletin regarding unsafe methods of using the equipment manufacturer’s DR and CDR single mast roof […]

NLT Receives Approval by MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) for their Permissible Compact IS NetPort…

Toronto, Canada – NL Technologies (NLT) announces today the approval by MSHA for their Permissible Compact IS NetPort which is an 802.11a/b/g access point with a built in Ethernet bridge.  It transmits and receives data […]

MSHA issues electrical cleaning solvent alert

International Longwall News reports that THE US Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued a safety and health alert for workers who come into contact with electrical cleaning solvents…more at International Longwall News

Management failure caused KY injury, fatality: MSHA

International Longwall News reports that THE US Mine Safety and Health Administration has pointed to management’s failure to ensure safe hoisting at a Kentucky operation for a November accident that left one worker dead and […]

Approvals status addressed at comms, tracking seminar

International Longwall News reports that THE US Mine Safety and Health Administration provided a clearer vision of mine communications and tracking approval progress at a one-day seminar on Wednesday, telling a large crowd it has […]

Federal officials increase fines for Alabama mine

International Longwall News reports that the US Mine Safety and Health Administration announced Thursday that an administrative law judge has increased penalties to an Alabama mine that violated ventilation and preshift exam regulations….more at International […]

MSHA blames truck operator in Samples death

International Longwall News reports that the US Mine Safety and Health Administration has determined that a contractor equipment operator – considered alcohol-impaired by state law – was at fault for an accident last July in […]

MSHA, U.S. Attorney Pursue Scofflaw Mine Operators

Coal Age reports that the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced, on behalf of the secretary of labor, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kentucky has filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for […]

Seat belts save lives: MSHA

THE US Mine Safety and Health Administration has highlighted the importance of wearing safety belts after a worker was saved by one in a bulldozer accident at a US highwall……more at International Longwall News

Tunnel gets green light for MineAx

TUNNEL Radio has received approval from the US Mine Safety and Health Administration for its Model TR-MX-332 MineAx RFID tracking system……more at International Longwall News

MSHA marks 40 years of the Mine Act

AS the US turned the page into a new year, the Mine Safety and Health Administration marked the 40th anniversary of the landmark Mine Act legislation…..more at International Longwall News

US mines complete safest year ever

2009 was the safest year ever for American miners, according to official figures released this week by the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Both coal mines and metal/non-metal mines recorded the fewest fatalities in the history of American mining in 2009. Total mine fatalities fell below the previous record set in 2008, and nearly [...]

MSHA appoints Wagner

THE US Mine Safety and Health Administration has tapped Gregory Wagner, MD, as its acting deputy assistant secretary for policy, mine safety and health administration……more at International Longwall News

Fuel cells for underground vehicles – progress is being made

One of the articles in IM’s forthcoming September issue looks at fuel cells vehicles for underground mines, and mentions the Fuelcell Propulsion Institute (www.fuelcellpropulsion.org). A government-industry consortium - the Mine Safety and Health Administration, United Mine Workers of America, a fuelcell-vehicle developer, safety consultancy, and a coal company - are developing and will demonstrate a zero-emission, fuelcell-powered [...]

Be aware of roof conditions: MSHA

THE US Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued a series of best practices for operations after one worker was killed last month in Pennsylvania in a roof fall……more at International Longwall News

The MSHA and NIOSH to hold a public hearing on the proposed coal mine dust personal monitors.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule to revise existing requirements to approve sampling devices that […]

Inadequate training led to death: MSHA

A REPORT by the US Mine Safety and Health Administration has pointed to a lack of training as a contributory factor in the December 2008 death of a Kentucky preparation plant worker….more at International Longwall […]

MSHA orders closure of Virginia mine

THE US Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued a closure order to the Snapco No. 2 underground operation in Virginia for failing to pay almost $US400,000 in delinquent penalties….more at International Longwall Mining

MSHA targets 15 mining operations

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration said Monday it has warned 15 mining operations to clean up their health and safety practices or face stricter enforcement.