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MSHA issues 87 citations at six metal/nonmetal mines during July impact inspections

Aug 27, 2015

MSHA issues 87 citations at six metal/nonmetal mines during July impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration doled out 87 citations and four orders at six metal and nonmetal mines during its July monthly inspections. According to MSHA, one serious infraction came at Ulrich Gravel in Valley County, Nebraska, where inspectors found ...

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U.S. District Court agrees to expedite NSSGA’s lawsuit against MSHA over POV rule

Jul 20, 2015

U.S. District Court agrees to expedite NSSGA’s lawsuit against MSHA over POV rule

Attorney's for the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association were successfully about to convince a U.S. District Court in Ohio to expedite the organization's lawsuit over the Mine Safety and Health Administration's controversial Pattern of Violations rule. The NSSGA said in a press ...

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MSHA issued 176 citations during May impact inspections

Jun 30, 2015

MSHA issued 176 citations during May impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that it issued 176 citations during its May monthly impact inspections, with metal/non-metal mines receiving 73 citations. MSHA visited 10 coal mines and seven metal/nonmetal mines in Alabama, California, Kentucky, Illinois, Montana, Ohio, ...

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MSHA releases preliminary mine safety data for 2014, updates Mine Safety and Health at a Glance web page

Apr 17, 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released preliminary mine safety data for 2014, and has updated its Mine Safety and Health at a Glance web page, which includes charts with information on inspections, violations, number of mines and ...

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DEC orders Tilcon New York’s Haverstraw Quarry to control dust

Apr 14, 2015

Under a consent order issued in January by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Tilcon New York is developing a plan to address dust issues at its Haverstraw Quarry. Lohud, The Journal News reports that since October 2014, the ...

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Comment period extended on proposed civil penalties rule

Feb 16, 2015

On Feb. 10, 2015, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period on the proposed rule, Criteria and Procedures for Assessment of Civil Penalties, for a second time. The notice ...

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OSHA cites Nebraska sand and gravel company

Oct 23, 2014

OSHA cites Nebraska sand and gravel company

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Van Kirk Sand and Gravel, which operates as Van Kirk Brothers Contracting, for two serious safety violations. Two workers were injured at the Nebraska company after being struck-by an ...

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MSHA extends comment period on proposed penalty changes

Sep 15, 2014

MSHA extends comment period on proposed penalty changes

On Sept. 15, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that on Sept. 16 it would publish a notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period from Sept. 29 to Dec. 3, 2014, on its proposed rule for Criteria ...

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MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

Aug 01, 2014

MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

On July 31, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that makes significant changes to its existing civil penalty regulations. Aggregates operators should familiarize themselves with the proposed changes and consider the ...

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MSHA’s April impact inspections result in 58 citations

May 30, 2014

MSHA’s April impact inspections result in 58 citations

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Thursday that it issued 58 citations and 14 orders to metal and nonmetal mines during April impact inspections. Of those, a limestone mine received 13 citations, while three other plants mining metals and ...

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MSHA issues 27 citations, 1 order in March impact inspections

May 01, 2014

MSHA issues 27 citations, 1 order in March impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Wednesday that it issued 27 citations and one order to metal and nonmetal mines during March impact inspections. A cement operation received 21 citations and one order, while a sand and rock mine ...

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MSHA issues 57 citations, 16 orders in December

Jan 29, 2014

MSHA issues 57 citations, 16 orders in December

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Wednesday that federal inspectors issued 57 citations and 16 orders during impact inspections conducted at two metal and nonmetal mines in December. MSHA issued 49 citations and 12 orders to Veris Gold Corp. ...

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