Vol22, No20

  • Accidents:
    • Fracture to miner’s back at Galena mine is subject of safety alert (414)
    • Mach #1 has 2nd severe caught-between injury from longwall equipment (415)
    • Miner pinned by truck in Elmwood/Gordonsville underground zinc mine (416)
    • Worker pinned by shuttle car at San Juan Mine (417)
    • Breathing loose talc sickens plant employee in Texas mill (417)
    • Miner’s arm amputated in conveyor incident at McNeil Plant & Quarry (418)
    • Gas-powered saw cuts into worker’s torso at Joppa Cement Plant (419)
    • Supervisor burned in the face at Theodore Cement Plant (419)
    • Worker survives trip through feeder at Beverly Materials West Pit (419)
  • Berms and Guardrails: Judge vacates citation for alleged berm violation at Con Agg quarry (420)
  • Black Lung: Coal miner diagnosed with black lung after 7 years in industry (421)
  • Criminal Proceedings: Blankenship free to travel throughout U.S after misdemeanor conviction (421)
  • Discrimination:
    • Case remanded to ALJ where Kingston Mining electrician laid off, not recalled (423)
    • Miner with multiple discrimination cases reinstated to KenAmerican mine (423)
    • Five Murray mines fined $30,000 each for interfering with miners rights (425)
    • Secretary argues he should not seek penalty against successor company (426)
  • Fatalities:
    • MC #1 Mine sees fifth fatality in 7 years (427)
    • Falling tow boom fatal to contractor employee at Davenport Cement Plant (429)
    • Haul truck collision causes death at Barrick Cortez Mine430 Defective weld blamed in death of contract supervisor at Alcoa’s Bayer Plant (431)
  • Pattern of Violations: Judge upholds POV designation for Metinvest’s Affinity Mine (434)
  • Safeguards: Commission upholds Oak Grove safeguard notice, but violation was not S&S (436)
  • Settlements:
    • Family claims their wishes fell on deaf ears in settlement negotiation (437)
    • Judge rejects settlement where Secretary drops fines and imminent danger order (440)
  • Withdrawal Orders: Court upholds finding that fire consultant was an “operator;” upholds (K) order (441)
  • Review Commission Orders and ALJ Decisions (442)