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Current Issue: Vol. 21, No. 11 | June 16, 2014

  • Accidents:
    • Freed conveyor roller slams into repair worker at Oaktown Fuels No. 1 (386)
    • Driver Hurt in truck rollover at Red River No. 1 Plant (386)
    • Grout and water mixture causes burns at Prosperity Mine (387)
    • Ammonia exposure at Lehigh Plant hospitalizes Pa. cement worker (387)
    • Truck slides off slumping bench at Rock Products Inc. (388)
    • Eleven-foot fall breaks bones of mechanic at Hualapai Pit. (388)
    • More than 100-foot methane burn reported in Bowie No. 2 (389)
    • Scoop battery ignites flames repeatedly in Loveridge #22 (390)
    • Fairport Salt Mine reports 2nd shaft-mouth ignition of methane in 7 months (390)
  • Blasting: Company fined $76,000 for two separate flyrock accidents at two mines (391)
  • Criminal Proceedings:
    • Guilty plea and indictment issued in training fraud (392)
    • Lack of venue argument dismissed in indictment against mine examiner (393)
    • Arch Coal employees charged with kickback scheme (393)
  • Escapeways: Lack of four-foot width through regulator door not S&S (395)
  • Fatalities:
    • North Antelope Rochelle is site of second death in under 4 years (396)
    • Historic Sunshine Mine is site of fatal hoisting accident (397)
    • Instructions contrary to safety training led to Black Thunder death, MSHA finds (398)
    • Organic material contributed to fatal slide of “marginally stable” slope (401)
  • Injunctions: DOL seeks injunction where quarry operator refuses to withdraw miners (402)
  • Inspections: April impact results spotlight Bayer Alumina Plant (403)
  • Investigations: Coal miner goes on record saying company cheated on dust sampling (406)
  • On the Move: Commission’s Jean Ellen retires; longest employee at Commission (407)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (409)

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Vol. 21, No. 11

  • Accidents:
    • Freed conveyor roller slams into repair worker at Oaktown Fuels No. 1 (386)
    • Driver Hurt in truck rollover at Red River No. 1 Plant (386)
    • Grout and water mixture causes burns at Prosperity Mine (387)
    • Ammonia exposure at Lehigh Plant hospitalizes Pa. cement worker (387)
    • Truck slides off slumping bench at Rock Products Inc. (388)
    • Eleven-foot fall breaks bones of mechanic at Hualapai Pit. (388)
    • More than 100-foot methane burn reported in Bowie No. 2 (389)
    • Scoop battery ignites flames repeatedly in Loveridge #22 (390)
    • Fairport Salt Mine reports 2nd shaft-mouth ignition of methane in 7 months (390)
  • Blasting: Company fined $76,000 for two separate flyrock accidents at two mines (391)
  • Criminal Proceedings:
    • Guilty plea and indictment issued in training fraud (392)
    • Lack of venue argument dismissed in indictment against mine examiner (393)
    • Arch Coal employees charged with kickback scheme (393)
  • Escapeways: Lack of four-foot width through regulator door not S&S (395)
  • Fatalities:
    • North Antelope Rochelle is site of second death in under 4 years (396)
    • Historic Sunshine Mine is site of fatal hoisting accident (397)
    • Instructions contrary to safety training led to Black Thunder death, MSHA finds (398)
    • Organic material contributed to fatal slide of “marginally stable” slope (401)
  • Injunctions: DOL seeks injunction where quarry operator refuses to withdraw miners (402)
  • Inspections: April impact results spotlight Bayer Alumina Plant (403)
  • Investigations: Coal miner goes on record saying company cheated on dust sampling (406)
  • On the Move: Commission’s Jean Ellen retires; longest employee at Commission (407)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (409)

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