Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other

Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other


Arizona Mining Inc. announces that it has received all required permits and notices for twin exploration declines at the Taylor zinc-lead-silver project located on its 100%-owned Hermosa Project in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

Don Taylor, Chief Operating Officer, stated: “Earlier access to key platforms from underground allows for lower cost infill and expansion drilling, as well as further testing of the high-grade Trench Vein System, all of which we expect to add significant value to this world-class project.” Read more»

MNM Close Call Accident Alert

On 3/13/2018, a front end loader operator was constructing an embankment to detour material away from the water supply. While backing up, the front end loader backed over top of the roadway berm, slid down the embankment, and rolled onto its roof. The front end loader operator unfastened his seat belt and exited the front end loader through the right side door window, which broke when the machine overturned. Read more»

Coal Mine Fatality

Fatality #3 – On Friday, March 16, 2018, a 34-year-old mechanic with 16 years of total mining experience was fatally injured while operating a diesel personnel carrier on the mine haulage road. The vehicle hit the right rib and rolled onto its left side. The victim was partially ejected from the mantrip and the canopy of the mantrip came to rest on his chest. Read more»


Surface – Stone On March 7, 2018, a welder was installing a caged ladder on a screening deck when the ladder suddenly fell, striking his hard hat. While sitting down on the walkway of the screening deck to recover, the miner passed out and fell through the opening between the mid rail and toe board 15 feet to the ground. He was transported to a nearby hospital with a critical spinal injury. Read more»

The Sixth Edition of The Construction Chart Book Now Available

The U.S. Construction Industry and Its Workers continues to present the most complete data available on all facets of the U.S. construction industry: economic, demographic, employment/income, education/training, and safety and health issues, plus much more all in one place.

Download the Sixth Edition of The Construction Chart Book(download by right clicking on the link + selecting ‘save link as’)

International Roadcheck Set for June 5-7 with Focus on Hours-of-Service Compliance

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7, 2018. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s focus is on hours-of-service compliance. Read more»

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Learning Never Stops! By Tom Carson, President & CEO of Sospes

In the spirit of continuous learning, last week I had the privilege of attending a New Miner Training class provided by McCraren Compliance in Tucson, Arizona. This was an amazing experience at so many levels. First, it was great to get to know my fellow classmates. To appreciate the diverse mix, MSHA requires that any person who will be on mine sites five or more times during a calendar year must successfully complete a new miner training class, so it was not just miners being trained on how not to get killed while on the job at a mine. We were an eclectic assortment of talents and personalities, to say the least, from actual miners, to self-described “Waste Transfer Engineers” (they provide the port-a-potties) to the software guy. Read more»