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Changing MSHA penalties: what’s on the horizon for mine operators?
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • February 27 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is in the process of reviewing proposed new civil penalty regulations following multiple hearings in


Mine fatalities: causes, prevention, and MSHA enforcement
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • November 11 2014

A number of fatal mine accidents occurred in the United States between January 1 and September 22, 2014. Coal Mines Four underground employees on


Miners can prevent fatal accidents
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • May 27 2014

With a momentary lapse of attention, any of us can cause a grave accident--at home, in a vehicle, on vacation, or at work. Miners must be ever


Tracking patterns of violations in mines
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 23 2013

In the mining industry MSHA enforcement of "pattern of violations" sanctions can be devastating to a mine operator's business. Every operator is


MSHA demands for company files upheld by Federal Appellate Court
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 1 2013

"Congress has given . . . MSHA powerful tools to protect miners. Those tools include demands to inspect documents." That is what the United States


Escalating enforcement by MSHA of prohibition against advance notice of inspection
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 3 2013

Section 103 of the Federal Mine Safety Act requires the Secretary of Labor to conduct frequent inspections and investigations at mines. It further


Court finds private person can be held liable for negligent inspection
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • March 14 2013

A private person who inspects a workplace can be held liable for injury or death due to hazards that should have been found and addressed. That is


MSHA revises pattern of violation criteria
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • March 5 2013

Here is the good news: "MSHA acknowledgesthe majority of mine operators are conscientious about providing a safe and healthful work


End of temporary reinstatement - that was not temporary
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • November 27 2012

In Vulcan Construction Materials v. Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals eliminated a grossly unfair burden from Vulcan and many other companies


Employer entitled to hearing on temporary reinstatement
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 8 2012

Summary decision is not a substitute for a hearing in a temporary reinstatement case where the responding party requests a hearing