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Current Issue: Vol. 21, No. 7 | April 7, 2014

  • Accidents:
    • Radioactive-waste facility in salt mine was unready for underground fire (215)
    • Mountain Pass Mill reports second chemical exposure in a month (219)
    • Cumberland Coal loading dock worker injured in 12-foot fall (220)
    • Two contract workers hurt in man lift mishap at Barrick Gold mine (221)
    • Sideways Pressure blamed for nolo roof fall (221)
    • Stillwater Mine reports equipment fire (222)
    • Congressional Hearings:At four year anniversary of UBB, MSHA sees scant attention on Hill (222)
      • Criminal Proceedings:Tunnel Ridge foreman indicted for false certification (224)
        • Discrimination: Judge sides with miner in case MSHA refused to accept (225)
          • Fatalities:
            • Foreman fatally struck by pipeline at Virginia dredge (226)
            • Trainee dies in maintenance accident at Gibson Mine (226)
            • MSHA blames contractor-installed cable tray in fatal incident at LeBec Cement plant (228)
            • No Citations in drowning at Maple Creek impoundment (229)
            • Secretary and Bledsoe settle penalties where rib roll killed miner (231)
          • General News:Senator, mining engineer want interviews out of Blankenship’s You Tube video (231)
          • Highwalls:Commissioners lean towards affirming highwall violations at California operation (232)
          • Inspections:Impact events find unwarrantables in underground salt, surface coal operations (235)
          • Part 50 Reporting:Operators must file accident reports of contractors under their control (238)
          • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (239)

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Recent Posts

Two workers fall to their death at Mississippi Lime Underground Mine

Two workers fell to their death while scaling a roof at Mississippi Lime Co.’s underground mine in Ste Genevieve County, Missouri. The mine is controlled by Margaret Heckman. It was recently inspected by MSHA a month ago, and cited for numerous guarding and housekeeping violations. Since January of last year, it has received 20 citations under 30 CFR 57.20003(a), and 8 guarding violations under 57.14107(a). The mine was also cited in September of last year for failing to report an accident.

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