Tags: Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission

Guest Blog: FMSHRC redefines “flagrant violation”

May 06, 2013

Guest Blog: FMSHRC redefines “flagrant violation”

In a precedential decision, the Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission (FMSHRC) has reversed an Administrative Law Judge’s ruling and, in doing so, expands the scope of what can be deemed a “flagrant violation”--a category which now carries a ...

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FMSHRC Affirms Widening Scope of Persons Who Can Be Prosecuted Under Section 110(c)

Apr 02, 2012

FMSHRC Affirms Widening Scope of Persons Who Can Be Prosecuted Under Section 110(c)

    The run of bad cases that has resulted in expanding the universe of individuals who can be civilly fined (and criminally prosecuted) as “agents of management” has continued, in a unanimous decision of the Federal Mine Safety & Health Review ...

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Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission addresses contractor liability issues

Aug 30, 2011

Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission addresses contractor liability issues

  by Adele L. Abrams, president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. One of the more frustrating legal issues confronting those in the mining industry has been the application of the Mine Act’s “strict liability” framework to situations involving ...

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