Guarding Violations Not ‘Flagrant’ Violations Under Mine Act
Created: Monday, 14 July 2014 14:41
Published: Monday, 14 July 2014 14:41
By Ellen Smith
A limestone operator’s guarding violations did not constitute a “reckless disregard” or flagrant violations of mine safety standards, and MSHA’s total proposed fines of $547,100 for six violations of §56.14107(a), and one violation of §56.14112(b), were reduced to a total of $44,000 by Review Commission Judge David Simonton.
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MSHA Issues Mine Fatality Data; Convenes Meeting
Created: Monday, 16 June 2014 16:32
Published: Monday, 16 June 2014 16:32
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released a summary of U.S. mining deaths that occurred during the first quarter of 2014. From Jan. 1 to March 31, eight miners died in accidents in the U.S. mining industry. Three were killed in coal mining accidents and five in metal and nonmetal mining accidents. The previous quarter was marked by 15 deaths and an increase in the metal and nonmetal sector.
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