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Current Issue: Vol. 21, Nos. 12 & 13 | July 14, 2014

  • 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)

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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)

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