Vol. 18, No. 20

  • Accidents:
    • Novice driver rolls off embankment near dump site (545)
    • Falling object slams into shaft worker at Rio Tinto’s Resolution Mine (546)
    • Stillwater Mine reports three incidents (547)
    • Roof comes down in Martin Marietta limestone mine (548)
    • Dozer Operator Escapes Fire at James River’s Buckeye Strip #1 mine (549)
  • Black Lung: State board erred in denying black lung benefits (549)
  • Budget: Budgets for MSHA and Review Commission appear stalled (549)
  • Discovery: Massey investors can proceed with discovery process (552)
  • Escapeways: Commission upholds MSHA’s S&S findings of lifeline violations at Cumberland Mine (553)
  • Fatalities:
    • Surface machinery accident at Consol’s Shoemaker mine costs life of veteran miner (554)
    • Review of repair manual might have prevented fatality at Apogee Coal’s Guyan Mine (555)
    • ALJ affirms $70,000 penalty and personal liability where miner fell trough walkway hole at Morenci mine (557)
  • Injunctions: Court chastises Labor Dept. for failing to file documents in injunction case (558)
  • Investigations: UMWA calls for criminal investigation of Performance Coal, Massey officials (559)
  • Mine Refuges: West Virginia orders refuge inspections (562)
  • On the Move: Shane Harvey moves back to Jackson Kelly (563)
  • Training: Long-time trainer disagrees with West District’s Part 48 policies (563)
  • Trespass: Quarry not responsible for injury of motorcycle rider (564)
  • Review Commission and ALJ Decisions (565)