Vol. 24, No. 1

  • Accidents:
    • Worker severely hurt by falling material at Apex Quarry and Cement Plant (1)
    • Two seriously hurt in conveyor incident at Patriot Mining No. 2 (3)
    • Supervisor seriously injured among other incidents at Powellton #1 (4)
    • Driller loses two fingers at Tate Marble Quarry (5)
  • Criminal Proceedings Reckless disregard of Mine Act can lead to criminal charges (5)
  • Discrimination:
    • EEOC, Cline companies settle sex discrimination lawsuits (7)
    • Newmont found to have fired employee for making hazard complaints to MSHA (8)
    • Judge upholds fine for failing to promptly reinstate fired miner (10_
    • CalPortland sale brings up successorship issues, questions of privilege in discrimination case (11)
    • Veris Gold discrimination case reassigned to second judge (14)
  • Fatalities
    • MSHA informed 13 days after fatal accident at Buckhorn Gold Mine (15)
    • Miner killed at Linwood Mine apparently sought crystals (17)
    • R&C Coal, with over $85,000 in overdue fines, has fatality at #2 mine (17)
    • Five unwarrantable failures found in double fatality at Harmony Mine & Mill (18)
    • Machine operator died after proximity component was dropped in Dotiki Mine (21)
    • Mining industry sets new low fatality record in 2016 (24)
  • Part 50 Reporting Eye injury reportable where miner could not return to work for remaining shift (27)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (29)