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MSHA Expands Upper Big Branch Explosion Investigation Team

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the formation of a supplemental investigation group to augment the efforts of the agency's accident investigation team to determine the cause of the explosion that occurred April...

NIOSH Announces Members of Panel to Examine MSHA Internal Review

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) today announced the members of a panel that will examine the process and outcomes of the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) internal review in the wake of the explosion at the Upper Big...

TX: Landmark $82.5M Verdict for Family of Man Killed After Natural Gas Plant Explosion

HOUSTON , TX - A Harris county jury has found the company that constructed, engineered and installed a Cleburne natural gas processing plant negligent in the death of a Mineral Wells, Texas man. Hanover Compression LP, now known as Exterran Energy Solutions LP of Houston was ordered to pay $82.5 million...

OSHA Official Testifies About Worker Safety in Energy Industry

WASHINGTON , D.C. - Deputy Assistant Secretary for OSHA Jordan Barab called on Congress this week to pass the Protecting America’s Workers Act and thereby grant the agency stronger enforcement powers to prevent worker injuries and deaths in the energy industry. Barab pointed out that in the past...

MSHA Reminds Mining Industry About Miners’ Rights

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - Bulletins pertaining to the rights of miners who make hazardous condition complaints and request inspections, as well as miners' protections against discrimination. MSHA decided to distribute these guidelines based on testimony delivered in May during a House...