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Current Issue: Vol24, No.1 | January 2017
  • Accidents:
    • Worker severely hurt by falling material at Apex Quarry and Cement Plant (1)
    • Two seriously hurt in conveyor incident at Patriot Mining No. 2 (3)
    • Supervisor seriously injured among other incidents at Powellton #1 (4)
    • Driller loses two fingers at Tate Marble Quarry (5)
  • Criminal Proceedings Reckless disregard of Mine Act can lead to criminal charges (5)
  • Discrimination:
    • EEOC, Cline companies settle sex discrimination lawsuits (7)
    • Newmont found to have fired employee for making hazard complaints to MSHA (8)
    • Judge upholds fine for failing to promptly reinstate fired miner (10_
    • CalPortland sale brings up successorship issues, questions of privilege in discrimination case (11)
    • Veris Gold discrimination case reassigned to second judge (14)
  • Fatalities
    • MSHA informed 13 days after fatal accident at Buckhorn Gold Mine (15)
    • Miner killed at Linwood Mine apparently sought crystals (17)
    • R&C Coal, with over $85,000 in overdue fines, has fatality at #2 mine (17)
    • Five unwarrantable failures found in double fatality at Harmony Mine & Mill (18)
    • Machine operator died after proximity component was dropped in Dotiki Mine (21)
    • Mining industry sets new low fatality record in 2016 (24)
  • Part 50 Reporting Eye injury reportable where miner could not return to work for remaining shift (27)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (29)

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Vol. 24, No. 1

In this issue …

Accidents: Worker severely hurt by falling material at Apex Quarry and Cement Plant… pg.1
Two seriously hurt in conveyor incident at Patriot Mining No. 2…pg. 3
Supervisor seriously injured among other incidents at Powellton #1…pg. 4
Driller loses two fingers at Tate Marble Quarry…pg. 5
— Criminal Proceedings: Reckless disregard of Mine Act can lead to criminal charges…pg. 5
— Discrimination: EEOC, Cline companies settle sex discrimination lawsuits…pg. 7
Newmont found to have fired employee for making hazard complaints to MSHA….pg. 8
Judge upholds fine for failing to promptly reinstate fired miner…pg.10
CalPortland sale brings up successorship issues, questions of privilege in discrimination case… pg.11
Veris Gold discrimination case reassigned to second judge…pg. 14
— Fatalities: MSHA informed 13 days after fatal accident at Buckhorn Gold Mine…pg. 5
Miner killed at Linwood Mine apparently sought crystals…pg. 17
R & C Coal, with over $85,000 in overdue fines, has fatality at #2 mine …pg. 17
Five unwarrantable failures found in double fatality at Harmony Mine & Mill…pg. 18
Machine operator died after proximity component was dropped in Dotiki Mine…pg. 21
Mining industry sets new low fatality record in 2016… pg. 24
— Part 50 Reporting: Eye injury reportable where miner could not return to work for remaining shift…pg. 27
— Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions…pg. 29

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