A coal mine employee killed while removing a fuel tank/counter weight from a Caterpillar end loader died because proper work procedures were not followed, according to an investigation just concluded by the Mine Safety and Health Admininstration (MSHA).
Anyone interested in learning the details of a college laboratory accident involving a high-energy metal compound can sign up for a free webinar being conducted by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
I try to stay abreast of the safety profession by reading several magazines and websites monthly. In addition, I am fortunate to talk to a number of highly skilled safety mangers on a frequent basis and I blatantly pick their brains as much as possible.
A National Highway Transportation Safety (NTSB) investigation into a fiery, multi-fatality crash found that the driver of a truck was distracted by a cell phone call he was making when his vehicle crossed the median, struck a barrier and crashed into a 15-passenger van that was traveling in the opposite direction.
Nearly a million dollars in penalties levied against a mine operator by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) have been upheld by an administrative law judge with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission.