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Current Issue: Vol. 22, No. 6&7 | April 30, 2015

  • Accidents:
    • KenAmerican’s Paradise #9 Mine reports two amputations (150)
    • Employee loses fingers in Mach #1’s Williamson Mine (151)
    • Underground “event” causes three injuries at Whitney underground limestone mine (152)
    • Worker wearing fall protection breaks arm but survives at Clifton Plant (152)
    • Idling of Deer Run Mine continues due to elevated CO readings (153)
    • Case remanded for determination on whether injuries were ‘life threatening’ (153)
  • Black Lung: Worker Reportedly Has Black Lung After 8 Years Mining Coal (154)
  • Congressional Hearings: Cordial oversight hearing examines MSHA as legislation reintroduced (155)
  • Electrical Standards: Small company hit with $9,000 fine for panel violation (157)
  • Examinations: Evidence lacking that third shift was producing coal where examination was required (158)
  • Fatalities:
    • No federal violations in roof fall death at Crawdad No. 1 (159)
    • Unwarrantable failures cited after electrocution at Murray Mines Dredge (161)
  • Jurisdiction:
    • Specialty cement plant falls under MSHA jurisdiction (163)
    • One-man excavating company not under MSHA jurisdiction (164)
  • Pattern of Violations: Commission leans to remanding Brody case back to judge (165)
  • Roof Control:
    • Commission reinstates roof support citation issued after fatal JWR accident (170)
    • Black Hawk hit with $70,000 penalty for fatal ‘red zone’ violation (171)
    • Evidence fails to uphold Secretary’s special assessment in Rockhouse Energy accident case (173)
  • Settlements:
    • ALJ rejects 50% fine reduction in citations stemming from truck accident (174)
    • ALJ orders Secretary to produce inspector’s notes, photographs in settlement justification (175)
    • Settlement reduction approved where company agrees to safety upgrades (176)
  • Ventilation: Rope barrier across unventilated gold mine section is not S&S violation of standard (176)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (178)

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Vol. 22, No. 6 & 7

  • Accidents:
    • KenAmerican’s Paradise #9 Mine reports two amputations (150)
    • Employee loses fingers in Mach #1’s Williamson Mine (151)
    • Underground “event” causes three injuries at Whitney underground limestone mine (152)
    • Worker wearing fall protection breaks arm but survives at Clifton Plant (152)
    • Idling of Deer Run Mine continues due to elevated CO readings (153)
    • Case remanded for determination on whether injuries were ‘life threatening’ (153)
  • Black Lung: Worker Reportedly Has Black Lung After 8 Years Mining Coal (154)
  • Congressional Hearings: Cordial oversight hearing examines MSHA as legislation reintroduced (155)
  • Electrical Standards: Small company hit with $9,000 fine for panel violation (157)
  • Examinations: Evidence lacking that third shift was producing coal where examination was required (158)
  • Fatalities:
    • No federal violations in roof fall death at Crawdad No. 1 (159)
    • Unwarrantable failures cited after electrocution at Murray Mines Dredge (161)
  • Jurisdiction:
    • Specialty cement plant falls under MSHA jurisdiction (163)
    • One-man excavating company not under MSHA jurisdiction (164)
  • Pattern of Violations: Commission leans to remanding Brody case back to judge (165)
  • Roof Control:
    • Commission reinstates roof support citation issued after fatal JWR accident (170)
    • Black Hawk hit with $70,000 penalty for fatal ‘red zone’ violation (171)
    • Evidence fails to uphold Secretary’s special assessment in Rockhouse Energy accident case (173)
  • Settlements:
    • ALJ rejects 50% fine reduction in citations stemming from truck accident (174)
    • ALJ orders Secretary to produce inspector’s notes, photographs in settlement justification (175)
    • Settlement reduction approved where company agrees to safety upgrades (176)
  • Ventilation: Rope barrier across unventilated gold mine section is not S&S violation of standard (176)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (178)

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