Vol. 23, Nos. 14&15

  • Accidents:
    • Miner has skull fracture at Marshall County Coal (306)
    • Contractor Falls 14 feet at PR Springs Oil Shale Mine (307)
    • Energized power line burns worker at Permian Frac Sand (307)
    • Worker Has arm crushed at recently-registered Tom Green Renfroe Pit (308)
    • Miner breaks pelvis in 4-foot fall at Tata Chemicals (309)
    • Preparedness found lacking after truck incident at Con-Ag Inc. (309)
    • Maintenance worker burned by kiln dust at Carmeuse Buffington Plant (310)
    • Miner has 3rd-å burns after truck fuel tank explodes at Viburnum #35 (310)
    • Roof fall knocks out miner at Revelation Energy D-16 Mine (311)
    • Air blast from roof fall injures miner at Shoal Creek (312)
    • Two miners sustain fractures in moving long wall equipment at Oak Grove (312)
    • Cyanide release causes evacuation at Midas Mine (313)
    • Quarry Fined $56,500 Where Supervisor Injured in Hopper (314)
  • Blasting and Explosives: Judge upholds fines for supervisor, superintendent for blasting violation (316)
  • Criminal Proceedings: Bresee Trucking fined, owner sentenced in advanced notice case (317)
  • Discrimination: Commission sends case back to ALJ for reassessment of penalties (319)
  • Electrical Equipment: Requirement for yearly checks of extension cords upheld by D.C. Circuit (322)
  • Equipment Safety: MSHA issues warning on drilling hazards (323)
  • Fatalities:
    • One killed on surface by shaft explosion at Road Fork #51 (325)
    • Multiple issues contributed to death from flyrock at Martin Marietta Plant 862 (326)
    • Failure to Set brake and lower blade caused death of dozer operator at Chemours (329)
  • On the Move: New MSHA Superintendent has background in education and military (331)
  • Personal Liability: Superintendent, foreman held liable for housekeeping, examination violations (332)
  • Settlements: In 5-0 Vote: Mine Act clear on commission’s role in settlements (333)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (337)