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GUEST BLOG: Inspector liability for flawed inspections raises concerns

Mar 06, 2013

GUEST BLOG: Inspector liability for flawed inspections raises concerns

by Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP What could be worse than having the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) show up to conduct a hazard complaint-based inspection? Having this occur where the inspectors themselves can be held personally liable if they ...

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MSHA: Corporate culture root cause of Upper Big Branch Mine disaster

Dec 07, 2011

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) on Dec. 6 imposed a fine of $10,825,368, the largest in agency history, and 369 citations following its investigation into the April 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch-South Mine, which was operated ...

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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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An uphill battle for an underground issue

May 01, 2010

An uphill battle for an underground issue

An uphill battle for an underground issue After another tragic coal mine explosion, the aggregates industry prepares for increased scrutiny despite its own increased safety record. By Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor Following the latest coal mine tragedy in West Virginia ...

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Hazard complaints result in surprise inspections at 3 Massey-owned mines

Apr 27, 2010

U.S. Labor Department MSHA inspectors cite several illegal mining practices at West Virginia operations The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration announced on April 27 that MSHA inspectors responded to three separate anonymous complaints about hazardous conditions at three ...

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