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January 2011
01/05/2011 News Release
US Labor Department, Massey Energy reach settlement agreement
Case involved motion for preliminary injunction against Freedom Energy
01/11/2011 News Release
Federal judge hands down preliminary injunction against Rosebud Mining Co. in Pennsylvania
01/13/2011 News Release
MSHA releases online compliance tool to assist aggregate mine operators
01/14/2011 News Statement
Statement by Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith regarding ongoing investigation of Upper Big Branch Mine explosion
01/13/2011 News Release
Mining deaths rise in 2010
MSHA chief pledges continued enforcement, outreach on behalf of nation's miners
01/27/2011 News Release
MSHA announces results of December 2010 impact and regularly scheduled inspections
February 2011
02/07/2011 News Release
US Labor Department and mine operator in Puerto Rico negotiate settlement in discrimination case
Miner fired after cooperating in federal investigation is permanently reinstated
02/07/2011 News Release
El Departamento del Trabajo de Estados Unidos y un operador de minas en Puerto Rico llegan a un acuerdo en un caso de discriminación
Minero despedido luego de cooperar en una investigaciļón federal es reinstalado permanentemente
02/10/2011 News Release
In effort to prevent fatalities, MSHA issues alert to mining community
Mine deaths are not inevitable, says agency head
02/15/2011 News Release
MSHA creates additional district office to oversee southern West Virginia coal mines
02/16/2011 News Release
MSHA announces results of January impact inspections
02/17/2011 News Statement
Statement of MSHA Assistant Secretary Joseph A. Main on meeting with Reps. Shelley Moore Capito and John Kline    Post Hearing Conference Call (.wav)
March 2011
03/28/2011 News Release
MSHA announces results of February impact inspections
03/29/2011 News Release
MSHA to hold public briefing June 29 on investigation of Upper Big Branch Mine explosion
03/30/2011 News Release
Federal judge upholds $761,000 in penalties assessed by MSHA against Stillhouse Mining in Kentucky
Flagrant violations an important tool in mine safety enforcement, says Main
April 2011
04/05/2011 News Release
Statement by MSHA Assistant Secretary Joseph A. Main on 1-year anniversary of Upper Big Branch Mine tragedy
04/06/2011 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA announces online tool enabling mine operators to self-monitor for POV screening
04/12/2011 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA places 2 mining operations on pattern of violations status
Unprecedented enforcement action is first in Mine Act history
04/15/2011 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA makes agency audit results public
04/19/2011 News Release
MSHA inspectors armed with new online tool to detect flagrant violations
04/21/2011 News Release
MSHA announces results of March impact inspections
May 2011
05/02/2011 News Release
MSHA to hold public hearings in June on 2 proposed rules: "Examinations of Work Areas in Underground Coal Mines" and "Pattern of Violations"
05/02/2011 News Release
US Department of Labor's MSHA extends comment period on proposed respirable dust rule
05/03/2011 News Release
MSHA cites Massey-owned Randolph Mine with multiple citations and orders during impact inspection
'Conduct and behavior exhibited when we caught mine operator by surprise nothing short of outrageous,' said MSHA'S Main
05/09/2011 News Release
MSHA releases Upper Big Branch Mine investigation interview transcripts
05/11/2011 News Release
MSHA signs memorandum of understanding with Interstate Mining Compact Commission during mine emergency response meeting
05/18/2011 News Release
MSHA issues 10 withdrawal orders at Kentucky coal mine on pattern of violations
05/19/2011 News Statement
Statement by MSHA Assistant Secretary Joseph A. Main on release of Upper Big Branch Independent Investigation Report
05/23/2011 News Release
US Labor Department's order involving mine operator's failure to timely notify of roof collapse upheld
Judge triples proposed penalty against Pine Ridge Coal Co. LLC
05/24/2011 News Release
ALJ rules that MSHA has right to review records in mine operator's custody
Massey Energy, Peabody Coal Co. ordered to turn over accident, injury, illness data
05/26/2011 News Release
MSHA urges outdoor enthusiasts to steer clear of mines and quarries
05/31/2011 News Release
MSHA announces results of April impact inspections
June 2011
06/08/2011 Media Advisory
US Labor Department's MSHA to co-host 4th annual Southeast Region/ Central Kentucky Mine Rescue Contest June 15 and 16 in Maysville, Ky.
Metal and nonmetal teams from 8 states to participate in mine emergency drill
06/14/2011 News Release
MSHA's newly formed Coal District 12 begins operations
06/20/2011 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA publishes final rule for rock dust
Standard strengthens miners' protections, minimizes potential for coal dust explosion
06/23/2011 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA to hold June 29 public briefing on investigation of Upper Big Branch Mine explosion
06/23/2011 News Release
New MSHA training tools address miners' rights and responsibilities
06/28/2011 News Release
MSHA announces results of May impact inspections
July 2011
07/07/2011 News Release
Court grants temporary restraining order against CAM Mining LLC in Pike County, Ky.
MSHA alleged that management provided advance notice of inspectors' arrival
07/12/2011 News Release
MSHA focuses spotlight on rib control in light of recent coal mining fatalities
Top risk factors are mining height and depth of cover
07/14/2011 News Release
US Department of Labor's MSHA seeks to collect nearly $240,000 in unpaid civil penalties from 2 mining companies in North Carolina and Texas
07/18/2011 News Release
Court grants permanent injunction against CAM Mining LLC following attempt by US Department of Labor's MSHA to inspect mine
Kentucky mine operator prohibited from interfering with federal inspectors
07/21/2011 News Release
Court grants MSHA request for preliminary injunction against anthracite mine operator in Lykens, Pa.
07/27/2011 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA releases midyear mine fatality update
14 miners killed on the job during first half of 2011
07/28/2011 News Release
MSHA announces results of June impact inspections
August 2011
8/3/2011 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA announces $1 million for Brookwood-Sago mine safety grants
8/11/2011 News Release
Judgment entered against mine operator for more than $900,000 in penalties
First flagrant violations ever cited by MSHA affirmed by administrative law judge
8/24/2011 News Release
MSHA announces results of July impact inspections
8/25/2011 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA issues notices of potential pattern of violations to mines in Tennessee and West Virginia
Second notices issued after backsliding on compliance
8/29/2011 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA to propose rule on proximity detection systems
Technology would help prevent crushing, pinning, striking accidents of miners
8/30/2011 News Release
2 West Virginia coal mines formerly owned by Massey Energy receive PPOV notices from MSHA after record-keeping audits reveal unreported accidents
Administrative law judge confirms federal agency's request for audit information
September 2011
9/7/2011 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA announces $8.44 million in mine health and safety training grants to 47 states and Navajo Nation
9/26/2011 News Release
Following a 2-year refusal to comply, anthracite mine operator in Pennsylvania installs mandated communications and tracking system
9/27/2011 News Release
MSHA announces results of August impact inspections
9/29/2011 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA awards $1 million in Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants
9/30/2011 News Release
Coal mine rescue teams put emergency skills to the test
National competition marks 100 years and 60 since it was last held in Columbus, Ohio
October 2011
10/13/2011 News Release
MSHA audits uncover injury, illness underreporting at Kentucky mine
4th operation to be placed on potential pattern of violations status
10/19/2011 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA warns mining industry about dangers of cold weather
Miners, mine operators urged to "knock out" winter hazards
10/25/2011 News Release
GCR Tire Centers reaches settlement agreement with US Labor Department's MSHA in Alabama quarry retaliation case
10/26/2011 News Release
MSHA announces results of September impact inspections
November 2011
11/03/2011 News Release
Mine Commission upholds two civil penalties in 2008 copper mine fatality
Arizona mine operator assessed $77,000 in fines by MSHA
11/08/2011 News Release
Administrative law judge upholds citations issued by MSHA to California quarry
11/22/2011 News Release
MSHA announces results of October impact inspections
1 of targeted mines was placed on pattern of violations last April
11/30/2011 News Release
MSHA puts 8 mines on notice for potential patterns of violations
December 2011
12/01/2011 News Release
MSHA to start using pre-assessment conferencing procedures
12/06/2011 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA cites corporate culture as root cause of Upper Big Branch Mine disaster
Massey issued 369 citations and orders with $10.8 million in civil penalties
12/21/2011 News Release
MSHA announces results of November impact inspections
12/21/2011 News Release
US Labor Department sues Elberton, Ga., granite quarry to collect nearly $143,000 in unpaid fines, interest and other charges