Miner killed at Harmony’s Kusasalethu

Harmony Gold Mining has confirmed that one of its employees died on 6 June at its Kusasalethu operation near Carletonville, Gauteng province – its fifth death in a month. The miner called the accident an “engineering-related incident” that occurred during the afternoon hours local time, though it did not release further details. The death was on the same day as…

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U.S. Department of Labor announces mine safety grants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced the availability of more than $10.5 million in fiscal year 2022 state grant funding to provide federally mandated training and retraining of miners and mine operators working at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines. Any state in which mining takes place may apply for the grant.…

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Williamson tapped to lead MSHA

The Biden administration has nominated West Virginia native Christopher Williamson for assistant secretary for mine safety and health at the U.S. Department of Labor. Williamson, who will replace David Zatezalo if his nomination is confirmed by the Senate, currently serves as the senior counsel to Chairman Lauren McFerran at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Prior to his current seat,…

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