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Slips, Trips, and Falls in Crushed Stone Industry

Between 2009 and 2013 there have been 4,123 miners injured as a result of slips, trips, and falls. Better lighting in the working area may have prevented or reduced a number of these accidents.

MSHA encourages the use of new lighting technology such as Halogen lights, LED (light emitting diode), and HID (high intensity discharge) lamps with fluorescent and incandescent lights in lighting systems for self-propelled mining equipment operated in underground coal mines. 

 

Secretary Foxx, Gov. Beshear Urge Congress to Take Immediate Action on the Highway Trust Fund

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today joined Gov. Steve Beshear and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Mike Hancock in urging Congress to act expeditiously on the soon-to-be insolvent federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF).

On Tuesday, Secretary Foxx issued a letter to all state departments of transportation providing them the latest on the looming crisis and detailing how the Federal Highway Administration will implement cash management procedures in the event Congress does not act. Congress has until Aug. 1 to shore up the HTF or all states will experience delayed payments from Washington. Gov. Beshear cautioned that without Congressional action, Kentucky risks delays in new federal projects, as well as reimbursement for active projects.

"Kentuckians should be concerned about the transportation funding situation unfolding in Washington,” said Gov. Beshear.

Kentucky Highway Industries Announce Scholarship Award Recipients

The Kentucky Highway Industries (KHI) Scholarship Committee, co-chaired by Bryce Walker, The Walker Company, and Pat Judd, Gaddie-Shamrock, LLC, recently announced their 2014 Scholarship Award Recipients.  The total allocation of $59,500 will be distributed to the students during the 2014-2015 school year. Since 1998, $555,500 has been awarded to deserving students to help them achieve their educational goals.  Congratulations and good luck to the following students.

MSHA to Tighten Enforcement in Wake of Fatalities – 107As Likely
Due to a string of fatalities in the metal/non-metal segment, MSHA administrator Neal Merrifield signaled Monday that the agency has encouraged inspectors to do more about miners placing themselves in unduly hazardous situations.  (Merrifield has returned to his position after a detail elsewhere in the agency.) Click here to read full article.U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today joined Gov. Steve Beshear and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Mike Hancock in urging Congress to act expeditiously on the soon-to-be insolvent federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Secretary Foxx issued a letter to all state departments of transportation providing them the latest on the looming crisis and detailing how the Federal Highway Administration will implement cash management procedures in the event Congress does not act. Congress has until Aug. 1 to shore up the HTF or all states will experience delayed payments from Washington. Gov. Beshear cautioned that without Congressional action, Kentucky risks delays in new federal projects, as well as reimbursement for active projects. "Kentuckians should be concerned about the transportation funding situation unfolding in Washington,” said Gov. Beshear.


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