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Mine Safety Rule Aims at Preventing Vehicle Accident Deaths

Sept. 8, 2021, 1:12 PM

Preventing mine workers from getting struck by trucks and other vehicles at mines is the focus of a new notice of proposed rulemaking from the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

The notice, released Wednesday in an advance version of the Federal Register, is the latest step in the “Safety Program for Surface Mobile Equipment” rulemaking that began in 2018 (RIN:1219-AB91). The draft measure had been submitted to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in April.

MSHA is proposing to require that mine operators employing six or more miners develop and implement a written safety ...