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January
01/09/2009 News Release
Mine deaths fell to all-time low in 2008
01/14/2009 News Release
MSHA fines Highland Mining Co. $180,000
Hazardous conditions at Freeze Fork mine should have been obvious to management
01/14/2009 News Release
MSHA issues civil penalty exceeding $147,000 to CSA Mining Inc. in Kentucky
Mine operator failed to comply with approved roof control plan
01/16/2009 News Release
MSHA fines Utah mine owner, contractor $265,000
Miner employed by contractor fatally crushed when parking brake failed
February
02/02/2009 News Release
U.S. Labor Department's MSHA files lawsuit against Kentucky mine operator to collect civil penalties
Agency seeking more than $500,000 in unpaid fines
02/27/2009 News Release
MSHA seeks to hire mine inspectors in Duluth, Minn.
Agency screening applicants for general and electrical positions
March
03/02/2009 News Release
MSHA seeks to hire mine inspectors in Illinois
Agency screening applicants for general and electrical positions
03/03/2009 News Release
MSHA seeks to hire mine inspectors in Michigan
Agency screening applicants for general and electrical positions
03/04/2009 News Release
MSHA fines New Mexico potash mine $165,000
Management policies and procedures failed to ensure safe electrical conditions
03/10/2009 News Release
MSHA seeks to hire mine inspectors in West Virginia
Agency screening applicants for general and electrical positions
03/16/2009 News Release
MSHA puts 15 operators on notice for potential pattern of violations
Move marks 4th round of enforcement initiative by agency
03/17/2009 News Release
MSHA fines Hiawatha Coal Co. nearly $342,800
Miner seriously injured in vehicle rollover accident
03/23/2009 News Release
MSHA takes steps to induce West Virginia mine operator to pay fines
Agency asks Mine Commission to order payment of more than $600,000
03/23/2009 News Release
MSHA issues withdrawal order at Kentucky coal mine
Production operations cease at Double A Mining Inc.
03/27/2009 News Release
MSHA issues new policy for scheduling a safety and health conference
Settlement conferences to be postponed until after civil penalties are proposed
April
04/01/2009 News Release
MSHA fines Shelby Mining Co. LLC $280,000
2 miners seriously injured in 2008 methane ignition
04/09/2009 News Release
MSHA seeks to hire mine inspectors in Kentucky
Agency recruiting applicants for jobs in Beaver Dam, Madisonville and Morganfield
04/09/2009 News Release
MSHA seeks to hire mine inspectors in New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia
Agency holding employment screening in Breezewood, Pa.
04/27/2009 News Release
MSHA urges public to 'Stay Out and Stay Alive'
National safety campaign seeks to deter recreational activities on mine property
May
05/01/2009 News Release
MSHA issues closure order for failure to pay delinquent penalties
Virginia's Snapco Inc. owes nearly $400,000 in fines
05/19/2009 News Release
MSHA, Tri-Star Mining Inc. reach settlement agreement
Highwall failure at Maryland surface mine in 2007 killed 2 miners
June
06/05/2009 News Release
MSHA kicks off safety initiative to focus on roof fall fatalities
More roof falls occur during summer months
06/17/2009 News Release
MSHA publishes final rule for underground coal mine rescue teams
New rule calls for more teams, additional training
July
07/07/2009 News Release
MSHA fines against Nevada gold mine upheld by Review Commission
Midas Mine to pay more than $500,000 in penalties
August
8/31/2009 News Release
When disaster strikes underground, mine rescue teams spur to action
Nearly 90 teams to compete in simulated coal mine emergency
September
9/15/2009 News Release
MSHA awards $500,000 in Brookwood-Sago mine safety grants
9/24/2009 News Release
MSHA increases funding for state health and safety training grants
Training funds total more than $8.3 million in fiscal year 2009
October
10/07/2009 News Release
MSHA puts 10 operators on notice for potential pattern of violations
Move marks 5th round of enforcement initiative by mine safety agency
10/19/2009 News Release
MSHA proposes more than $500,000 in penalties against mine operator
UAE Coalcorp Associates issued 5 flagrant violations in wake of 2008 fatality
10/28/2009 News Release
MSHA recognizes mining operations for outstanding safety records in 2008
20 operations worked nearly 2.7 million hours without a lost-time injury
November
11/02/2009 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA to hold series of workshops
on controlling respirable coal mine dust
One-day sessions to focus on prevention of disabling occupational lung diseases
11/02/2009 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA kicks off annual 'Winter Alert' campaign
Mine operators urged to follow safety checklists during colder months
December
12/03/2009 News Release
MSHA launches comprehensive action plan to tackle black lung
Efforts include education, enhanced enforcement, training, and rulemaking
12/30/2009 News Release
MSHA marks 40th anniversary of landmark mine legislation
Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 paved way for major reforms