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Current Issue: Vol. 21, Nos. 22 & 24 | December 31, 2014

  • Accidents:
    • Rail worker loses arm at Badger Mining Sand Plant (716)
    • Miner Seriously injured by ram car at Darby Fork No1 (716)
    • Two coal miners suffer chemical burns at Rosebud’s Twin Rocks Mine (717)
    • Clogged rock duster injures miner at Onton #9 (718)
    • Silicosis Diagnosed At Elko Quartz Plant (718)
    • After Roof Rock Injures Two, Unwarrantable Failures Cited At Springfield Pike Mine (718)
    • 2nd Miner This Year Has Leg Broken By Roof Fall In Elk Creek Mine (719)
    • Worker Sustains Neck Fracture In Fall At Saunders Coal Prep Plant (720)
    • 5-Foot Fall At Rosebud Mine Causes Broken Ribs and Internal Bleeding (720)
    • Driver Hurt When Coal Hauler Loses Wheel In Wildcat Hills Mine (721)
    • Prairie Eagle-Underground reports 4th worker hurt by rock fall in 2 months (721)
    • Worker Survives being pinned by continuous miner at JWR No7 (722)
    • Attempt To bypass circuit breaker burns employee at Laredo Paving (722)
    • Chemical reagent causes illness at Newmont’s Twin Creeks Mine (722)
    • Contract foreman at Decker Coal escapes moving belt with minor fracture (723)
    • Civil Penalties:
      • Delinquent operator comes up with payment plan in 40 minutes of closure order (723)
      • With delinquent penalties, Ouachita Gravel faces $57,500 in penalties after leg amputation (728)
      • Hidden Splendor case sent back to ALJ; information needed on penalty reduction (728)
      • Speakers at MSHA hearing: Don’t mess with FMSHRC jurisdiction (729)
    • Discrimination: Discrimination case can move forward despite company’s bankruptcy proceeding (732)
    • Equal Access to Justice Act: Patriot contractor not entitled to EAJA fees based on contract agreement (733)
    • Fatalities:
      • Novice miner killed at Zeotech Plant (734)
      • Contract Supervisor dies in fall of load from crane at Bayer Plant (734)
      • Miner struck down by ram car at Highland 9, site of four “impact” inspections (735)
      • Safety Instructions could have prevented death of Gypsum Mtnmine owner (737)
      • Klondex driller was alone at time of fatal entanglement (738)
      • Guard drowned at Crown Hill Coal Facility was intoxicated, W.Vareports (740)
    • On the Move: Williamson named as Special Assistant (742)
    • Private Suits:
      • Evidence lacking for any scheme to shut down Left Fork Mine (743)
      • Ohio court dismisses Murray suit; notes chilling effect on free speech (744)
    • Suspended Loads: Unwarrantable failure criteria not met in crane assembly project (745)
    • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (747)

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Vol. 21, Nos. 22 & 24

  • Accidents:
    • Rail worker loses arm at Badger Mining Sand Plant (716)
    • Miner Seriously injured by ram car at Darby Fork No1 (716)
    • Two coal miners suffer chemical burns at Rosebud’s Twin Rocks Mine (717)
    • Clogged rock duster injures miner at Onton #9 (718)
    • Silicosis Diagnosed At Elko Quartz Plant (718)
    • After Roof Rock Injures Two, Unwarrantable Failures Cited At Springfield Pike Mine (718)
    • 2nd Miner This Year Has Leg Broken By Roof Fall In Elk Creek Mine (719)
    • Worker Sustains Neck Fracture In Fall At Saunders Coal Prep Plant (720)
    • 5-Foot Fall At Rosebud Mine Causes Broken Ribs and Internal Bleeding (720)
    • Driver Hurt When Coal Hauler Loses Wheel In Wildcat Hills Mine (721)
    • Prairie Eagle-Underground reports 4th worker hurt by rock fall in 2 months (721)
    • Worker Survives being pinned by continuous miner at JWR No7 (722)
    • Attempt To bypass circuit breaker burns employee at Laredo Paving (722)
    • Chemical reagent causes illness at Newmont’s Twin Creeks Mine (722)
    • Contract foreman at Decker Coal escapes moving belt with minor fracture (723)
    • Civil Penalties:
      • Delinquent operator comes up with payment plan in 40 minutes of closure order (723)
      • With delinquent penalties, Ouachita Gravel faces $57,500 in penalties after leg amputation (728)
      • Hidden Splendor case sent back to ALJ; information needed on penalty reduction (728)
      • Speakers at MSHA hearing: Don’t mess with FMSHRC jurisdiction (729)
    • Discrimination: Discrimination case can move forward despite company’s bankruptcy proceeding (732)
    • Equal Access to Justice Act: Patriot contractor not entitled to EAJA fees based on contract agreement (733)
    • Fatalities:
      • Novice miner killed at Zeotech Plant (734)
      • Contract Supervisor dies in fall of load from crane at Bayer Plant (734)
      • Miner struck down by ram car at Highland 9, site of four “impact” inspections (735)
      • Safety Instructions could have prevented death of Gypsum Mtnmine owner (737)
      • Klondex driller was alone at time of fatal entanglement (738)
      • Guard drowned at Crown Hill Coal Facility was intoxicated, W.Vareports (740)
    • On the Move: Williamson named as Special Assistant (742)
    • Private Suits:
      • Evidence lacking for any scheme to shut down Left Fork Mine (743)
      • Ohio court dismisses Murray suit; notes chilling effect on free speech (744)
    • Suspended Loads: Unwarrantable failure criteria not met in crane assembly project (745)
    • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (747)

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