Vol22, No14

  • Accidents:
    • Scoop mishap injures two in new CONSOL Harvey Mine (469)
    • Runaway blast truck pins miner (471)
    • ALJ upholds specially assessed penalty for truck accident at Justice mine (471)
    • Signal Peak settles accident citations (472)
  • Black Lung: Solutions sought for black benefits issues, including backlog (473)
  • Fatalities:
    • Worker electrocuted in dredge pond at Murray Mines (475)
    • Truck driver killed by loader at Brooksville South Cement Plant in Florida (476)
    • Lifting of unsecured pipe led to death at Baillio Sand Mine (477)
    • Mystery remains in fatal fall of bulldozer over highwall at Jim Bridger (479)
    • ALJ imposes $21,000 fine for violation where miner killed in ‘red zone’ (482)
    • Matich settles accident citations where steel tube fell and hit miner driving a skid steer loader (483)
  • Federal Tort Claims Act: Aracoma settlement reached; calls for fire safety training at Mine Academy (484)
  • Inspections: Impact visits spotlight dozens of infractions at sand and cement operations (485)
  • Jurisdiction: MSHA has jurisdiction over coal facility that stores, dries, screens and bags coal (489)
  • Liability: Case remanded to ALJ to recalculate civil penalties against mine owner (490)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (492)

Vol21, Nos12 & 13

  • Accidents:
    • Two Hurt in structural failure at Angelle Aggregates (422)
    • Cracked skull is third fracture injury this year at Dominion No36 (423)
    • Miner survives conveyor entanglement at O.KGravel Works (423)
    • MSHA imposes safeguards after injuries at Kingston No2 (424)
    • Injury Rate nearly 6 times average at Antioch Mine, site of ladder accident (425)
    • Grease Line failure entails surgery for maintenance worker (425)
    • Nine-employee Naselle Quarry reports two lost-time injuries in two days (425)
    • Foreman Altered accident scene at Gardenia Quarry, MSHA charges426
  • Combustible Materials: Six years after order, case returns to ALJ for additional S&S information (428)
  • Fatalities:
    • Supervisor killed by exploding pump at Brewer Sand (429)
    • Truck Driver killed in 75-foot plunge at Spring Creek Mine (430)
    • Fatal wire-rope failure had nonfatal precursor in 2008 (430)
    • LaFarge settles citations from rock fall at Three Rivers Quarry (433)
    • Hecla settles fatality-related citation from Lucky Friday mine (433)
  • Flagrant Violations: Judge sets criteria for determining flagrant violations (434)
  • Grants: Charity agreement transfers Brookwood-Sago grant money to for-profit group (435)
  • Ground Control: ALJ decision deeming a 300-foot highwall a danger upheld by Commission (442)
  • Pattern of Violations: After three hour discussion, Commissioners seem more comfortable with POV rule (443)
  • Safeguards: Commission grants review on whether operators can challenge safeguard notices (445)
  • Settlements: Labor Deptrefuses to release memo on standard settlement language (446)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (453)