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House Committee Blames Regulators and Operator for Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster
Posted on 29 Mar 2012 by John Stahl

Better Enforcement and Safety Programs Might Have Saved Lives By John Stahl, Esq. The House Committee on Education and the Workforce (Committee) conducted a March 27, 2012, hearing on the 2010 West Virginia mining tragedy at the Upper Big Branch ... Read More

House Committee Blames Regulators and Operator for Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster
Posted on 29 Mar 2012 by John Stahl

Better Enforcement and Safety Programs Might Have Saved Lives By John Stahl, Esq. The House Committee on Education and the Workforce (Committee) conducted a March 27, 2012, hearing on the 2010 West Virginia mining tragedy at the Upper Big Branch... Read More

MSHA Takes Steps To Overhaul 'Broken' Pattern Of Violations Program
Posted on 28 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced new screening criteria for the pattern of violations enforcement program, which gives the agency additional enforcement tools to use at... Read More

MSHA Announces Tougher POV Provisions, Responds To OIG Audit
Posted on 1 Oct 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the second phase in major reforms to its pattern of violations process, which includes tougher provisions for mines with chronic... Read More

MSHA Announces Results Of Dec. 2010 Impact
Posted on 28 Jan 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that federal inspectors issued 288 citations, orders and safeguards during special impact inspections conducted at 13 coal and... Read More

Mining Deaths Rise In 2010
Posted on 15 Jan 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - Mining fatalities in the United States significantly increased in 2010, following a year marked by the fewest deaths in mining history, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration... Read More

MSHA Proposes Rule On Lowering Exposure To Respirable Coal Dust
Posted on 15 Oct 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the release of a proposed rule on lowering miners’ exposure to respirable coal dust in all underground and surface coal... Read More

MSHA Issues More Than 550 Violations During Sept. Inspections
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that federal inspectors issued 499 citations, 61 orders and three safeguards during special impact inspections conducted at 15... Read More

WV: Massey Sues MSHA for Failure to Approve Ventilation Practices
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

West Virginia - Massey Energy Co., the company that owns the Upper Big Branch mine where 29 miners were killed earlier this year, has filed a lawsuit againt the Mine Safety and Health Administration, claiming that Massey was unable to challenge MSHA's... Read More

MSHA Increases Focus On Implementation Of Exposure Monitoring
Posted on 20 Dec 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced an increased focus on exposure monitoring at metal and nonmetal mines throughout the country to ensure better worker protection... Read More

Mine Commission Rules In Favor Of MSHA In Massey Energy Case
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration announced that an Administrative Law Judge with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has ruled in favor of MSHA in a legal challenge... Read More