The data revealed an all-time low for average concentrations of respirable dust and respirable quartz in underground coal mines, and the exposure to dust and quartz for miners at the highest risk of overexposure hit all-time lows as well. The non-fatal days lost (NFDL) incidence rate for the Millstone Quarry for 2018 was 12.39 (one NFDL injury reported) compared to the national average of 1.85 for mines of this type. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. After a two-year increase in 2017 and 2018, when about half of all deaths resulted from vehicle-on-vehicle collisions, failure to use a functioning seat belt and conveyor belt accidents, MSHA responded with a multifaceted education campaign and initiated rulemaking. At 11:39 a.m., David Streetman called the Department of Labor’s National Contact Center (DOLNCC). Report: 24 US mining deaths in 2019, the lowest number ever. Jharkhand Coal Mine Cave-In: Number Of Deaths Rise To 18, India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 3, 2017. Weather was not a factor in the accident. Operations at the mine were being run by Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) in Jharkhand's Godda district. When 22-year-old Sayeb Ali entered a deep coal mine in Meghalaya in the early hours of December 13, he was worried. A mining accident is an accident that occurs during the process of mining minerals or metals. The crane involved in the accident was a Lorain MC790 90-ton crane, S/N E19275. MSHA carries out the provision of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 as amended by the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006. MSHA works to prevent death, illness and injury from mining and promote safe and healthful workplaces for U.S miners. According to Fernando Sigale, Flagman, Roth’s operation of the crane was normal and routine. The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights. 1-866-4-USA-DOL He is the lone... 22 Miners Trapped In China's Coal Mine Accident, World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday October 21, 2018. He instructed the miners in the tasks to be performed for the day and performed his regular duties as superintendent. The crane is equipped with a boom pawl designed to lock the boom in place once the desired angle is determined based on the weight being lifted. MSHA inspected all underground mines at least four times in 2019, and it inspected surface mines and facilities at least twice, as required by law. Roth was using the crane to lift a section of granite weighing approximately 15 tons from the quarry when the boom started lowering. But I believe we can do even better,” said Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health David G. Zatezalo. [CDATA[/* >