Tags: Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977

Unchecked Enforcement

Jan 01, 2014

Unchecked Enforcement

MSHA’s first enforcement measures for POV leave more unanswered question.   by R. Henry Moore and Jessica M. Juraksko, Contributing Editors     The “far-reaching implications” predicted by the National Mining Association (NMA) when the final Pattern of Violations (POV) Rule was announced in January ...

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U.S. mining accomplishes nearly 30-year low in fatalities, injuries in 2012

Jul 15, 2013

U.S. mining accomplishes nearly 30-year low in fatalities, injuries in 2012

The U.S. experienced in 2012 its lowest fatality and injury rates in the history of the country’s mining and the lowest contractor fatalities in nearly 30 years, according to data released this month from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine ...

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District court orders American Industries to pay overdue mine safety fines to Department of Labor

May 16, 2013

District court orders American Industries to pay overdue mine safety fines to Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has won a lawsuit against American Industries in which the DOL argued the company's Jewett City operation violated the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, which authorizes the department to sue operators who ...

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Ugly Decision in Black Beauty

Dec 01, 2012

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission approves heightened scrutiny, and less clarity, over proposed settlements.   By Ben McFarland   Most who are familiar with penalty assessments under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, 30 U.S.C. § 801 et seq. ...

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MSHA helps miners get temporary job reinstatements after discrimination complaints

Sep 04, 2012

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) says it has stepped up its efforts to educate miners about their safety and health rights, promptly and thoroughly investigate discrimination complaints, and take legal action with the help of department attorneys, which ...

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MSHA pattern of violations period open — issued versus adjudicated citations proposed

Mar 31, 2011

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has opened a comment period for its revised pattern of violations (POV). The most significant change in proposed revisions is issued — versus adjudicated — citations to serve as the basis for MSHA’s future selection ...

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MSHA holding public briefing Upper Big Branch Mine explosion investigation

Mar 30, 2011

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will hold a briefing on June 29 to publicly disseminate information gathered during the investigation of the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Raleigh County, W.Va. The briefing will coincide with ...

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Fed judge grants prelim injunction against Rosebud Mining Co.

Jan 12, 2011

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that a federal judge with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has issued a preliminary injunction against Rosebud Mining Co. In a federal lawsuit filed on Dec. 30, 2010, ...

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AggMan of the Year 2010

Dec 01, 2010

AggMan of the Year 2010

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way,” — John Maxwell, international leadership guru Springfield Underground’s Louis Griesemer quietly and effectively leads his company and the aggregates industry through myriad challenges. By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief The AggMan ...

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AggBeat (Digital Exclusives)

Oct 01, 2010

MSHA reminds miners they can request inspections for hazardous conditions By Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released two new program information bulletins pertaining to the rights of miners who make hazardous condition ...

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MSHA conducts ‘impact inspections,’ issues 2,660 violations

Sep 22, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration says that from April through August, the agency conducted "impact inspections" at 111 coal and metal/nonmetal mines throughout the country designated by the agency as having safety or health issues. During that ...

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MSHA expands Upper Big Branch explosion investigation team, names internal review team

May 06, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has formed a supplemental investigation group to augment the efforts of the agency's accident investigation team to determine the cause of the explosion that occurred April 5 at Massey ...

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