Tags: MINER Act

Crucial Clarification of “Repeated Flagrant” Provision

Aug 01, 2014

Crucial Clarification of “Repeated Flagrant” Provision

Recent orders by ALJ explain criteria for flagrant violations. by Adam J. Schwendeman In March 2013, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (Commission) issued its decision in Wolf Run Mining Co., 35 FMSHRC 536. At issue was the application of ...

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House doesn’t pass the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010

Dec 09, 2010

On Dec. 9, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 214-193 against the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010. Because the measure was taken up by the House as a "suspension" — a legislative mechanism requiring a two-thirds majority ...

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Editorial

Aug 01, 2010

Mine the Safety Data By Therese Dunphy Sunshine. Sago. Upper Big Branch. Each of these coal operations has impacted mining in a way that resonates beyond the miners, families, and companies involved in the catastrophes at each site. Since 2006, 47 coal miners ...

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UPDATE: 25 dead, 2 hurt, 4 missing after mine explosion

Apr 05, 2010

Updated on Tuesday, April 6, from the original April 5, report. Twenty-five people are dead, two have been taken to hospitals, and four are still missing after an explosion at the Massey Energy Co. Upper Big Branch coal mine in Whitesville, W.V., yesterday afternoon, Don Blankenship, the ...

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Straight Talk on Safety

Nov 04, 2009

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief During the last 12 months, aggregate producers have faced challenges unprecedented throughout the nearly 20 years I have covered this industry. The nation’s economy has faltered, leading to drastic decreases in construction. Aggregates production dropped by 27 ...

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