Vol.20, No.10

  • Accidents:
    • Whipping Drill steel sends operator of roof bolter to hospital (290)
    • Electrician gets flash burn at Nevada gold project (291)
    • Conveyors catch fire at iron plant where Jan Incident burned three workers (291)
    • Continuous mining machine breaches active gas well (292)
    • Fire halts production in N.M. gold mine (292)
    • Coal mine methane ignition lasts 10 to 15 minutes at Emerald Mine (292)
    • Hazard complaint prompts investigation of gold mine roof fall (293)
    • Roof fall blocks ventilation, escape route at Highland No9 coal mine (293)
    • Cumberland Mine cited after 14th hoist outage in 12 months (294)
    • Parkway Mine reports ninth roof fall since January 2012 (294)
    • Vulcan quarry loses transformer to fire (295)
    • Blacksville No2 Mine restarts following March 12 fire (295)
    • Kennecott offers buyouts in wake of highwall failure (296)
  • Civil Penalties:
    • Mine Act mandates $2,000 minimum penalty for unwarrantable failure violations (296)
    • Connecticut operator to post $30,000 bond in delinquent penalties case (297)
  • Discrimination: ALJ erred in excluding evidence in temporary reinstatement case (297)
  • Equipment Safety: Stop roof bolter drill before removing steel, MSHA warns (298)
  • Fatalities:
    • Young worker crushed between rail cars in N.Mmolybdenum mine (298)
    • Foreman in Kopper Glo fatal roof fall was beneath unsupported rock (299)
  • General Policy: MSHA adding radiation data to website (300)
  • Self-Contained Self-Rescuers: Incorrect SCSR test procedures may have caused problems (302)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (304)

Vol. 20, No. 9

  • Accidents:
    • Miner survives being caught in belt conveyor at California quarry (258)
    • Quarry driller hurt in overturn at Martin Marietta quarry (258)
    • Hiker critical after 100-foot fall into active quarry near Pikes Peak (259)
    • Recovery work proceeds at Blacksville No2 (259)
    • Bingham Canyon Mine Resumes limited production (260)
    • Monsanto cited for failing to timely report impoundment breech (261)
  • Budget: States hit plan to zero out MSHA grants (261)
  • Criminal Proceedings: Mine employee charged with faking foreman certification (262)
  • Discrimination: Miners hood-winked into agreeing to drop discrimination complaints, attorney claims (263)
  • Fatalities:
    • Belt conveyor entanglement takes life of former rodeo performer (263)
    • Miner died in fork lift crash at Martin Marietta Weeping Water mine despite seat belt use (264)
    • No violations in death of miner pinned by 30-ton power center at Drummond Coal (266)
    • Orders modified, penalties lowered from fatal truck fire at Peabody’s Kayenta Mine (268)
    • MSHA announces settlement with Chemical Lime from roller mill fatality (268)
  • Impoundments: OSM draft report never released raises concerns over impoundments (269)
  • Injunctions: Court grants injunction where “high hazard” impoundment owner ignores MSHA orders (270)
  • Inspections: March impact inspections find only two unwarrantable failures (271)
  • Legislation: Bill introduced in Senate would bring changes to “coal and other” sectors (272)
  • On the Move:
    • Coal District 4 sees management changes (276)
    • Wist joins Holland Hart in Colorado (276)
  • Part 50 Reporting: 7th Circuit upholds MSHA’s right to medical, worker comp records for audits (277)
  • Self-Contained Self-Rescuers: Ocenco SCSRs worked in lab, MSHA advises in update (279)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (281)