Vol. 21, No. 5

  • Accidents:
    • Small Pa. Mine hits second unmapped borehole in year (145)
    • Truck catches fire at Carmeuse lime plant (146)
    • Anglogold site reports third lost-time slip/fall in under 3 months (147)
    • Low-level personnel contamination found at WIPP facility (147)
  • Budget: Fiscal ’15 MSHA budget again aims to end state grants (148)
  • Civil Penalties: ALJ rejects Secretary’s “flagrant” charges and $723,500 in penalties (149)
  • Fatalities:
    • Sand and gravel pit worker at Long Island mine fatally engulfed in bank collapse (153)
    • Fatal electrocution blamed on energized circuit at Cumberland River Quarry (154)
    • Pushing of personnel carrier suspected in fatal overturn at Pattiki Mine (155)
  • Inspections: January impact visit gets plan revoked for Baylor mine (158)
  • Labor Relations: Justice companies hit with WARN Act lawsuits (161)
  • Private Suits: Hecla shareholder lawsuit dismissed by court (161)
  • Refuge Chambers: MSHA acts on draft emergency refuge findings available to few (162)
  • Review Commission: Commissioners hear Twentymile argument on communication wires (165)
  • Ventilation: Secretary’s rejection of ventilation plan not arbitrary and capricious, 6th Circuit rules (167)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (169)