Vol. 19, No. 15

  • Accidents:
    • “Close call” as worker rescued from sliding material (434)
    • Dropped screwdriver causes serious burn (435)
    • Combination roof and rib fall injures miner (435)
    • Conveyor collapse affects two CONSOL mines (435)
    • New anthracite mine hits abandoned works (436)
    • Mine records four roof falls in 6 weeks (436)
  • Budget: New Coal mine dust rule plays dodgeball with Hill prohibitions (437)
  • Equipment Safety:
    • 3M warns of potential hazard with lanyard fall arrestors
      (438)
    • MSHA outlines paths to agency approval for proximity detectors (438)
  • Fatalities:
    • Motorcycling champion killed by continuous miner (439)
    • Worker dies in fall from portable-plant conveyor (440)
    • Wrong fall protection cost miner’s life (440)
    • Lack of “neutral start” feature on underground vehicle contributed to death (442)
  • Freedom of Information Act: DOL must turn over 47 witness interviews from Crandall Canyon (445)
  • General News: Murray announces lay-offs; blames Obama (446)
  • Labor Relations: Appeals court rules that Chevron violated collective bargaining agreement (446)
  • Legislation: Rockefeller says new mine safety laws desperately needed (447)
  • On the Move: MSHA announces personnel changes in coal districts (448)
  • Self-Contained Self-Rescuers: Weeks past compliance, MSHA staff told how to enforce SCSR phase-out (448)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (451)

Vol. 19, No. 13

  • Accidents:
    • Soft ground after rain leads to injuries when machine sinks at small crushing operation (385)
    • Drill operator hurt in machine fall at Wendling Quarries (386)
    • Pinned by machine in low coal at Powell Mountain Processing, miner has broken leg (386)
    • Massive fire destroys fuel storage facility at cement plant (387)
    • Rib failures more prominent in coal mining industry (387)
  • Civil Penalties: Operator won’t pay massive delinquent penalties ‘now or in the foreseeable future’ (388)
  • Discrimination:
    • Commission upholds Mammoth miner’s temporary reinstatement (390)
    • ALJ increases penalty to $30,000 in Scott Howard case (391)
    • Miner files race discrimination lawsuit against Consol (392)
  • Equal Access to Justice Act: Company not entitled to EAJA fees where it agreed to settle case (393)
  • Fatalities: Customer truck driver dies in runaway incident at Kinsella Quarry (394)
  • Foreman killed in rib collapse at McCoy Elkhorn mine (394)
  • Investigations: House members demand information on Alpha’s Road Fork Mine (395)
  • Legislation: Mine safety bill voted down by House committee; no action will be taken in this Congress (396)
  • On the Move: District 9 management reassigned in temporary reshuffle (397)
  • Pattern of Violations: ALJ won’t certify Bledsoe POV case for interlocutory review (398)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (399)