Mining: New challenges and opportunities
A number of fatal mine accidents occurred in the United States between January 1 and September 22, 2014.
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- Four underground employees on foot were crushed by equipment in operation.
At a mining industry safety conference in June, an MSHA Assistant District Manager stated that the agency viewed persons that perform workplace examinations pursuant to 30 C.F.R. § 56.18002 as performing an “agent-like”...more
Mining companies are subject to myriad requirements under the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) and implementing regulations that can trip up even the most diligent of operators from time to time. When a potential...more
Listed mining and oil & gas companies have less than three months remaining to prepare for compliance with the new Chapter 5 of the Listing Rules. The enhanced reporting regime will be enforced from 1 December 2013....more
In the mining industry MSHA enforcement of “pattern of violations” sanctions can be devastating to a mine operator’s business....more
Everyone is in favor of transparency and anti-corruption – at least, everyone except the occasional despot or dictator. Yet substantial controversy now swirls around the disclosure of the vast sums that governments receive...more
Not much beats the ancient Greek House of Atreus for dramatic gore: infanticide, patricide, fratricide, filicide, matricide, cannibalism, incest and about every other horror which can befall one family occurs in the various...more
Stepping up enforcement at coal mines with alleged violations relating to respirable coal dust, MSHA targeted 13 operations in September under its impact inspection program that the agency contended had a history of...more
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