Small Iowa Operator Continues To Defy MSHA Citations, Orders
Created: Wednesday, 02 March 2016 20:32
Published: Wednesday, 02 March 2016 20:32
Review Commission ALJ Priscilla Rae assessed $30,000 in penalties against a recalcitrant sand and gravel operator, calling him to task for assaulting an MSHA inspector, and pointing out discrepancies between his stories and evidence submitted during the trial.
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Placing Dewatering Pump Close to Highwall Edge Garners Penalty
Created: Wednesday, 20 January 2016 13:51
Published: Wednesday, 20 January 2016 13:51
A Missouri limestone operator was ordered to pay a $6,300 fine by FMSHRC Judge Margaret Miller for an S&S violation of §56.15005 after an MSHA inspector found a dewatering pump located within 4 ½ ft. from the edge of a highwall with a 70-ft. drop. MSHA claimed there was a danger of an employee falling off the edge if they were to retrieve the equipment.
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