Category Archives: MSHA

During the first half of 2014, 22 miners were killed in accidents in the mining industry. Fourteen died in metal and nonmetal mining accidents and eight died in coal mining accidents. The toll represents an increase in the mid-year fatality … Continue reading

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently announced it is stepping up efforts even further to counteract the recent spike in mining deaths. Enforcement personnel from MSHA’s coal and metal and nonmetal programs (along with … Continue reading

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Agency calls stakeholder summit to address recent spike in metal, nonmetal mining deaths ARLINGTON, Va. –The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today released a summary of U.S. mining deaths that occurred during the first quarter of 2014. … Continue reading

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MSHA News Release: [04/03/2014] Contact Name: Lauren North Phone Number: (202) 693-4655 Email: North.Lauren.A@dol.gov Release Number: 14-0539-NAT MSHA issues guidance on implementing effective corrective action programs ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today … Continue reading

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08/13/2013 ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today issued guidance to the mining industry to clarify that mine operators who meet the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s hazard communication standard will be in … Continue reading

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Owes $1.67 million in civil penalties for 1,244 violations ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky has granted a default judgment against D & C Mining Corp. of Harlan County, Ky., affirming the U.S. … Continue reading

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MSHA News Release: [01/04/2010] Contact:   Amy Louviere Phone:    (202) 693-9423 Release Number 09-1588-NAT Mining fatalities fall to all-time low in 2009 34 mining deaths in US is record-setting number ARLINGTON, Va. -Preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s … Continue reading

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MSHA News Release: [01/14/2010] Contact:   Amy Louviere Phone:    (202) 693-9423 Release Number 10-31-PHI MSHA releases report, issues violations in West Virginia mine inundation Flooding from heavy rains led to 24-hour underground entrapment of 7 miners ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. … Continue reading

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MSHA News Release: [05/01/2009] Contact Name: Amy Louviere Phone Number: (202) 693-9423 Release Number: 09-0465-PHI MSHA issues closure order for failure to pay delinquent penalties Virginia’s Snapco Inc. owes nearly $400,000 in fines ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine … Continue reading

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