Tags: Joseph (Joe) A. Main

MSHA federal team begins exam of Upper Big Branch Mine

Jun 28, 2010

Following a walk-through on June 25 and June 28, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)  federal team investigating the April 5 explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine will begin its underground examination this week. Investigators previously had been prevented ...

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MSHA’s Main gives statement Tiller No. 1 Mine violations ruling

Jun 10, 2010

Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), has issued the following statement on a ruling in the Tiller No. 1 Mine pattern of violations case: "As a result of today's ...

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MSHA launches roof fall prevention safety initiative

Jun 02, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) this week launched its annual roof fall prevention awareness program aimed at reducing the high number of roof falls that occur in the nation's underground coal mines. Statistics show that ...

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MSHA outlines hearing process in investigation of Upper Big Branch Mine explosion

May 19, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration has further defined its plans for a series of public hearings in the investigation of the April 5 explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Raleigh County, W.Va. MSHA says ...

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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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