Tags: The Law Offices of Adele Abrams

Guest Blog: ALJ Affirms Driller’s Work Practices

Jun 04, 2013

Guest Blog: ALJ Affirms Driller’s Work Practices

On May 31, 2013, ALJ Rae issued a decision affirming work practices by a contract driller at an aggregates operation that had been challenged by MSHA. In Drilling & Blasting Systems, Inc. (D&B), a single driller had been dispatched to ...

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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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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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Contractor equipment defect citations upheld

Nov 12, 2012

Contractor equipment defect citations upheld

An independent contractor charged with three alleged violations of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) equipment standards has been found guilty by ALJ Margaret Miller on Oct.12, 2012, and the ALJ, in accordance with her frequent practice, also increased some ...

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‘Contractor Safety’ Webinar set for Sept. 14

Aug 26, 2010

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) will host a Webinar on "Contractor Safety" on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. EDT. The one-hour Webinar will be conducted by Adele Abrams, of The Law Offices of Adele Abrams. Whether it’s issues ...

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