Vol22, No14 & 15

  • Accidents:
    • Miner has arm torn off by roof drill at Paramont Deep Mine #25 (311)
    • Foreman severely injured in conveyor incident at Subtropolis Mine (313)
    • Two coal miners injured by arc-flash gases in Kingston No1 (313)
    • Electrician caught under pipe at Cessford Construction Dredge (314)
    • McElroy Mine reports two personnel-carrier collisions in three days (314)
    • Driller sustains neck fracture at Mineral Ridge Gold Mine (315)
  • Discrimination: Miner over-exposed to ammonia gas at Veris Gold wins discrimination claim (316)
  • Fatalities:
    • Miner killed at Onton #9 was volunteer firefighter (317)
    • Roof-safety oversight found lacking in fatal ground fall at Fletcher Mine (318)
    • Roof fall death at Heilwood Mine blamed on wire-mesh handling method (320)
  • Horns and Backup Alarms: Horns must be functioning at all times on equipment (322)
  • Injunctions: Injunction granted where Kentucky mine owner threatened MSHA inspector (323)
  • Inspections:
    • Judge upholds specially-assessed penalty for delaying MSHA inspection (323)
    • “Company outside” was not a warning of MSHA’s impending inspection at Ken American Mine (324)
  • Private Suits: Farmington Mine disaster families seek to reopen lawsuit claiming withheld evidence (325)
  • Significant and Substantial: Commission remands case for additional S&S and unwarrantable analysis (326)
  • Withdrawal Orders: MSHA’s authority under ยง103(j) limited to rescue and recovery work (328)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (330)