Tags: Upper Big Branch

Costly Claims

Jan 01, 2013

Operators may pay the price for MSHA’s new emphasis on discrimination enforcement.   by Michelle Witter   Citing the Upper Big Branch disaster, MSHA’s Joseph Main announced that the agency intends to continue to place an increased emphasis on the investigation of miners’ rights ...

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MSHA: Upper Big Branch mine explosion one-year later

Apr 06, 2011

One the one-year anniversary of the coal mine explosion — April 5 — that claimed 29 lives at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia, Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health, issued the ...

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AggBeat

Mar 03, 2011

AggBeat

Overall mining deaths up in 2010 NSSGA: ‘We cannot rest until fatalities among aggregates workers reach and are sustained at zero.” by Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor Mining fatalities in the United States increased in 2010, following a year marked by ...

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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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Rock Law: A new era of enforcement

Jun 01, 2010

A federal anti-shredding statute may provide a new avenue for MSHA criminal enforcement. By Marci Fulton The tragic events at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia this April were followed by the inevitable scramble to determine not only what went ...

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MSHA appoints team to investigate Upper Big Branch South Mine explosion

Apr 07, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has appointed a team to investigate the April 5 explosion at the Upper Big Branch South Mine (Performance Coal Co.) in Whitesville, W.Va. "Twenty-five hardworking men died unnecessarily in a ...

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