Vol21, No15

  • Accidents:
    • Two Pennsylvania Mines report leg and foot fractures from longwall shields (502)
    • Worker doused with sulphuric acid at Morenci Copper Mine (503)
    • Rib Roll knocks miner unconscious at Federal No2 (503)
    • Surface gold miner seriously hurt in overturn at Mesquite Mine (504)
    • Worker sustains electric shock at Powhatan No6 (504)
    • Falling steel bar breaks worker’s arm at Princeton Quarry in
    • N.C. (505)
    • Mechanic seriously hurt while removing wheel chocks at Bristol Quarry (505)
    • MSHA to make four annual inspections at WIPP (506)
    • Foresight Energy says fire is extinguished at Deer Run Mine (507)
    • Miner’s disability not related to 2001 JWR mine explosion (507)
  • Blasting: ALJ upholds $23,000 fine against blasting company (508)
  • Civil Penalties: MSHA hopes to reduce litigation through civil-penalty proposal (509)
  • Criminal Proceedings: Man pleads guilty in W.Vamine kickback scheme (514)
  • Fatalities:
    • Fatality undiscovered overnight at small Montana sand and gravel producer (515)
    • No violations in death of miner crushed by feeder at Mountain View Mine (515)
    • Positioning a coal feeder has entailed unsuspected hazards (517)
    • Truck drivers belong in cab when loading, MSHA reports after Kansas death (518)
  • General News: Alpha NAtural Resources announces layoffs of 1,000 miners (520)
  • Injunctions: Secretary, North Dakota operator agree to permanent injunction for right of entry (520)
  • Jurisdiction: Shamokin Filler asks for rehearing on plant jurisdiction (521)
  • Pattern of Violations: ALJ dismisses Pocahontas’s contest of POV notice (522)
  • Review Commission: Nakamura acting FMSHRC chairman as Congress exits for summer break (523)
    • Training: MSHA’s inadequate training form for Part 46 compliance may lead to violations (523)
      • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (526)