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Current Issue: Vol23, Nos18 & 19 | October 2016
  • Accidents:
    • One burned in electrical explosion at Revelation’s D-7 Osaka Mine (377)
    • One hurt in rib fall at Revelation Energy D-18 Mine (378)
    • Gramercy Aluminum Plant reports 3nd caustic burn incident in 6 weeks (379)
    • Miner sustains fracture in transportation incident at Chino Mines (379)
    • Falling rock fractures miner’s pelvis at Klondex Fire Creek (380)
    • GMS Mine Repair reports two broken legs in 8-day span (381)
  • BlackLung: Operators report 123 cases of black lung disease since January (381)
  • Discrimination:
    • CEO Robert Murray ordered to read prepared statement; mines fined $100,000 (384)
    • Judge fines contractor $35,000 where miner fired after asking for dust mask (385)
    • Commission ALJ dismisses discrimination complaints in Veris Gold bankruptcy case (387)
  • Fatalities:
    • MSHA cites unwarrantable failures in fatal rib fall at Huff Creek No.1 (390)
    • Mine operator cited in unloading fatality at Vista Sand (391)
    • Fine reduced to $7,000 in settlement where
      unwarrantable failure finding overturned (393)
  • Mine Refuges: Commission upholds S&S finding where refuge is 1,110 feet from section (395)
  • Part90: Company that purchased Alpha mine in bankruptcy must reinstate Part 90 miner (396)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (398)
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Vol. 23, Nos. 18 & 19

  • Accidents:
    • One burned in electrical explosion at Revelation’s D-7 Osaka Mine (377)
    • One hurt in rib fall at Revelation Energy D-18 Mine (378)
    • Gramercy Aluminum Plant reports 3nd caustic burn incident in 6 weeks (379)
    • Miner sustains fracture in transportation incident at Chino Mines (379)
    • Falling rock fractures miner’s pelvis at Klondex Fire Creek (380)
    • GMS Mine Repair reports two broken legs in 8-day span (381)
  • BlackLung: Operators report 123 cases of black lung disease since January (381)
  • Discrimination:
    • CEO Robert Murray ordered to read prepared statement; mines fined $100,000 (384)
    • Judge fines contractor $35,000 where miner fired after asking for dust mask (385)
    • Commission ALJ dismisses discrimination complaints in Veris Gold bankruptcy case (387)
  • Fatalities:
    • MSHA cites unwarrantable failures in fatal rib fall at Huff Creek No.1 (390)
    • Mine operator cited in unloading fatality at Vista Sand (391)
    • Fine reduced to $7,000 in settlement where
      unwarrantable failure finding overturned (393)
  • Mine Refuges: Commission upholds S&S finding where refuge is 1,110 feet from section (395)
  • Part90: Company that purchased Alpha mine in bankruptcy must reinstate Part 90 miner (396)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (398)
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