A number of fatal mine accidents occurred in the United States between January 1 and September 22, 2014.
Coal Mines -
- Four underground employees on foot were crushed by equipment in operation.
With a momentary lapse of attention, any of us can cause a grave accident––at home, in a vehicle, on vacation, or at work. Miners must be ever vigilant for their own safety and the safety of others. ...more
Escalating Enforcement by MSHA of Prohibition against Advance Notice of Inspection -
Section 103 of the Federal Mine Safety Act requires the Secretary of Labor to conduct frequent inspections and investigations at...more
Here is the good news: “MSHA acknowledges…the majority of mine operators are conscientious about providing a safe and healthful work environment for their miners.” So says the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in...more
In This Issue:
- MSHA Update
..End of Temporary Reinstatement - That Was Not Temporary
- OSHA Update
..Wanted: Regulatory Agendas for 2012
Please see full report below for more information....more
Margo Lopez and Denise Giraudo in our Mine Safety Practice Group are to be highly congratulated for an extraordinary victory that favors the entire mining industry. In Vulcan Construction Materials v. Federal Mine Safety and...more