Regulatory

The State of S & S

AggMan Staff - Jul 01, 2013

Through two recent cases, the Review Commission is expanding what can be considered an S&S violation.   By Christopher G. Peterson   Many operators ...

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MSHA: Report released on maintenance fatality at lime operation

MSHA: Report released on maintenance fatality...

- Jun 07, 2013

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a January 21, 2013, fatality at a ...

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Guest Blog: ALJ Affirms Driller’s Work Practices

Guest Blog: ALJ Affirms Driller’s Work...

- Jun 04, 2013

On May 31, 2013, ALJ Rae issued a decision affirming work practices by a contract driller at an aggregates operation ...

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Penalty Primer

Penalty Primer

AggMan Staff - Jun 01, 2013

Here are some basic guidelines to civil penalties under Section 110(C) of the Mine Act.   by Christopher G. Peterson     Recently, the Mine ...

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MSHA Alert: Drill Safety

MSHA Alert: Drill Safety

- May 15, 2013

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released an accident prevention alert following a recent injury. The incident involved ...

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Guest Blog: FMSHRC redefines “flagrant violation”

Guest Blog: FMSHRC redefines “flagrant...

- May 06, 2013

In a precedential decision, the Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission (FMSHRC) has reversed an Administrative Law Judge’s ruling ...

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MSHA Alert: Conveyor Safety

MSHA Alert: Conveyor Safety

- May 06, 2013

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on an April 27, 2013, fatality at a ...

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Keep Safety in Mind

- May 01, 2013

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com   According to data released by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), 2012 had the lowest fatality ...

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A Flagrant Foul

AggMan Staff - May 01, 2013

Review Commission issues a troubling decision on “repeated flagrant” violations.   By Arthur Wolfson   The Federal Mine Safety Review Commission recently issued a ...

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MSHA Alert: Blast Safety

MSHA Alert: Blast Safety

- Apr 09, 2013

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a March 27, 2013, fatality at a ...

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