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MSHA proposes rule on workplace examinations that could prevent injuries, fatalities at US metal, nonmetal mines

‘Better, more effective examinations are required’ – Assistant Secretary Joseph A. Main

News Release Posted [6/7/2016]

ARLINGTON, Va. – Michael Jay Nickels was driving a truck at a sand and gravel mine in Valley County, Nebraska, in March 2015, when the vehicle left an elevated roadway on an embankment and headed into a pond – leaving him injured seriously. Two days later, the 44-year-old haul driver succumbed to his injuries.


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