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No one Accepts Fatalities, Injuries or Illnesses as the Cost of Doing Business

USA - June 21 2016 Never rest on your laurels, particularly when it comes to the safety and health of miners. With our mines safer than ever, we should ask: how do we…

Mine Commission Upholds Safety Agency’s Demand for Records in Split Decision

USA - June 13 2016 The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has upheld a judge’s decision favoring the government over a Western Kentucky coal operator who…

MSHA Requests More Money and Authority as the Coal Industry Struggles

USA - April 14 2016 Coal is down. That's not news to anyone who pays the even the slightest attention to the industry. Peabody Energy Corp., the largest U.S. coal mining…

Defective Loader Moves Too Slowly to Cause Injury, Judge Says, Finding Mine Violation Not Serious

USA - March 14 2016 Although a defective piece of mobile equipment, which was restored to service, improperly moved despite the inactivation of the equipment, it did so…

Judge Vacates Citations for Alleged Slack in Steering Mechanisms of Mine Vehicles

USA - February 9 2016 Finding evidence presented by a mine inspector to be "too vague and conclusory," an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) has vacated two citations against…