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Miner’s discrimination complaints: What’s an operator to do?

Aug 05, 2014

Miner’s discrimination complaints:  What’s an operator to do?

This article has been contributed by Max L. Corley, III. Mine operators across the United States are facing an unprecedented number of miners’ discrimination complaints filed under Section 105(c) of the Mine Act. The rise in discrimination complaints can be partly ...

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MSHA releases report on fatality involving falling, sliding materials

May 28, 2014

MSHA releases report on fatality involving falling, sliding materials

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a Feb. 28, 2014, fatality at a sand and gravel operation involving a 50-year-old supervisor/safety director with 27 years of experience who was killed when, at a ...

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MSHA releases report on fall fatality

Apr 07, 2014

MSHA releases report on fall fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on an Oct. 17, 2013, fatality at a cement plant involving a 52-year-old journeyman electrician with 5 years of experience who was killed after he fell approximately 6 ...

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MSHA releases report on electrical fatality at crushed stone operation

Feb 27, 2014

MSHA releases report on electrical fatality at crushed stone operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a Nov. 18, 2013, fatality at a crushed stone operation involving a 49-year-old lead mechanic who 33-year-old contract electrician foreman with 14 years of experience who was ...

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MSHA Takes Control

Feb 01, 2014

MSHA Takes Control

Agency expands its use of Section 103(k) orders as the Commission broadens the definition of accident.   By Kristin R.B. White, Contributing Editor   Section 103(k) of the Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977, 30 U.S.C. § 801 et seq., (the Mine ...

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MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone mine

Jan 23, 2014

MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone mine

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a June 13, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken stone mine involving a 49-year-old lead mechanic who was killed after he was ejected from the haul ...

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MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at dimension slate operation

Jan 20, 2014

MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at dimension slate operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a September 19, 2013, fatality at a dimension slate operation operation involving a 31-year-old laborer who was killed after the flatbed cargo truck he was operating overturned. MSHA ...

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MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone operation

Jan 17, 2014

MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a September 16, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken limestone operation involving a 58-year-old truck driver who was killed after the truck he was operating went ...

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MSHA releases report on front-end loader fatality at limestone operation

Jan 16, 2014

MSHA releases report on front-end loader fatality at limestone operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a September 18, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken limestone operation involving a 56-year-old front-end loader operator who was killed when he was engulfed by material ...

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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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Shedding Light on Special Assessments

Sep 01, 2013

Shedding Light on Special Assessments

Operators should be diligent in contesting special assessments and seeking justification for penalty calculations.   by Patrick W. Dennison   In 2007, new penalty regulations were promulgated that increased penalties associated with the citations/orders issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The ...

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ALJ Knows Best

Aug 01, 2013

ALJ Knows Best

Recent orders denying motions for settlement signal a need for change in the settlement process.   by Adam J. Schwendeman   In August of 2012, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC) issued its decision in Black Beauty Coal, 34 FMSHRC 1733 ...

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