Normet growing SmartDrive BEV equipment line

Normet has added three new machines to its SmartDrive battery-electric equipment portfolio. The trip includes the Utilift MF 330 SD, the Utilift MF 540 SD and the Utimec MF 100 Material SD; the first two are ideal for lifting and installations, and the third has been designed for material transport. Normet SmartDrive architecture combined with Normet’s proven personnel lifting system…

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Harmony Gold confirms newest mine fatality

Harmony Gold, which has had a number of miner deaths this year across its portfolio, has confirmed a new fatality at its Doornkop mine near Soweto, Gauteng province, South Africa. A shaft-related incident occurred on Oct. 13, though the company did not disclose the victim’s identity or additional details. “We are deeply concerned about the unfortunate incidents at our mines…

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Proposed MSHA Rule Targets Mobile Equipment

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced a proposed rule requiring mine operators that employ six or more miners to develop a written safety program for mobile equipment and powered haulage equipment (except belt conveyors) used at surface mines and surface areas of underground mines. The written safety program would include actions mine operators would…

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