Vol. 23, Nos. 10 & 11

  • Accidents
    • Flying debris injures driver in electrical incident at Marshall County Loadout (258)
    • Miner seriously hurt in excavator overturn at Lowsplint Surface Mine (259)
    • Extensive roof problems found after injury at D-8 Cloverlick Mine (260)
    • Inadequate training cited after severe injury to Stewart Services employee (261)
    • Two hurt by chain hoist failure at Giant Cement (262)
    • Worker struck by falling rock in Michel underground limestone mine (263)
    • Lightning causes nerve injury at Batesco Portable Plant (263)
    • Gas line breach injures worker at Phillips Vandalia Sand and Gravel Pit (264)
    • Miner escapes injury in dozer fire at Ontelaunee Quarry (264)
    • Worker dragged by moving equipment at Liberty Lignite Mine (264)
    • Loader accident fractures pelvis of worker at Hi-View Quarry (265)
  • Budget Committee actions would deny MSHA appropriation hike (265)
  • Civil Penalties Delinquent penalties considered an aggravating circumstance in assessment (267)
  • Discrimination Empire Iron Mining fined $8,000 in interference case(268)
  • Equipment Safety Commission vacates duplicative citation for same condition (270)
  • Fatalities:
    • MSHA Finds unwarrantable hazards after death at Atlas Quarries (270)
    • Fall of rock from highwall kills equipment operator at Vulcanís Savannah Quarry (271)
    • Death at Lower War Eagle was caused by working on roller with conveyor in motion (272)
    • Icy grade responsible for death of truck driver at Barrick Cortez (274)
  • Investigations
    • Mine Act permits access to personnel records in discrimination investigation (275)
    • BHP Copper, Tetra Tech ordered to turn over parts of accident investigation report (278)
  • Personal Liability Judges will look for prejudice where cases languished at TCIO for years (280)
  • Settlements Commissioners appear to reject challenge to ALJ settlement authority (282)
  • Two settlements rejected where reductions in fines ‘not supportable’ (288)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (290)