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January 2013
1/17/2013 News Release
MSHA to publish pattern of violations final rule
1/23/2013 News Release
MSHA announces results of December 2012 impact inspections
1/29/2013 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA continues increased emphasis on miner discrimination complaints
46 requests for temporary reinstatement made in 2012
1/31/2013 News Release
MSHA releases preliminary fatality data for 2012
Fatality rates at an all-time low, while annual number of deaths is 2nd lowest
February 2013
2/28/2013 News Release
MSHA announces results of January impact inspections
Numbers demonstrate initiative is working, says Main
March 2013
3/21/2013 News Release
Federal court grants judgment against Kentucky coal mine operator
3/27/2013 News Release
MSHA announces results of February impact inspections
Fork Creek No. 1 Mine in Boone County, W.Va., cited for numerous ventilation violations
April 2013
4/8/2013 News Release
MSHA releases preliminary data for 2012 reflecting record low fatality and injury rates in mining
4/9/2013 News Release
Operator of southwestern Pennsylvania coal mine found in flagrant violation
Rox Coal Inc. ordered to pay $110,000 civil penalty for dangerous electrocution hazards
4/10/2013 News Release
US Department of Labor releases fiscal year 2014 budget request
Budget includes support for job training, veterans, safer workplaces
4/24/2013 News Release
MSHA releases first quarter 2013 fatality data
4/25/2013 News Release
MSHA announces results of March impact inspections
Fewest number of orders issued in nearly 3-year-old initiative
May 2013
5/7/2013 News Release
MSHA, US Lime reach settlement in 2010 mine death
5/8/2013 News Release
MSHA, New Elk Coal reach settlement
Miner who filed discrimination complaint to receive $115,000
5/15/2013 News Release
US Department of Labor secures payment of $34,061 in overdue mine safety fines from Jewett City, Conn., sand and gravel operation
American Industries Inc. also ordered to post $30,000 cash performance bond
5/16/2013 News Release
Temporary reinstatement victory for California miner
Mine owner initially refused to comply with judge’s order
5/30/2013 News Release
MSHA announces results of April impact inspections
June 2013
6/19/2013 News Release
Holmes Safety Association embraces mine rescue component
6/26/2013 News Release
MSHA announces results of May impact inspections
6/27/2013 News Release
D.C. Circuit Court upholds determination involving MSHA’s emergency lifeline standard
July 2013
7/1/2013 News Release
Armstrong Coal Co.’s lawsuit against miner violates Mine Act, judge rules
7/10/2013 News Release
MSHA releases final data for 2012
Numbers indicate lowest mining death and injury rates
7/25/2013 News Release
MSHA announces results of June 2013 impact inspections
7/31/2013 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA releases mid-year mine fatality update
August 2013
8/5/2013 News Release
Fewer roof falls occurring in US coal mines, but challenges remain
8/7/2013 News Release
MSHA to publish two notices on refuge alternatives in Federal Register
8/13/2013 News Release
MSHA clarifies that OSHA's hazard communication standard meets requirements of MSHA's HazCom standard
8/14/2013 News Release
MSHA launches new online tool to assist mine operators
8/27/2013 News Release
MSHA announces results of July impact inspections
September 2013
9/12/2013 News Release
MSHA praises court decision involving Mach Mining ventilation plan
9/18/2013 News Release
MSHA, engineering firm reach settlement in deadly 2007 Utah mine collapse
Agapito Associates Inc. agrees to pay $100,000 penalty
9/25/2013 News Release
MSHA releases guide for miners’ representatives
9/26/2013 News Release
MSHA announces results of August impact inspections
9/30/2013 News Release
US Labor Department’s MSHA awards $582,804 in Brookwood-Sago mine safety grants
October 2013
10/24/2013 News Release
MSHA issues first POV notices under new rule
1 mine in Kentucky and 2 mines in West Virginia receive notices
10/30/2013 News Release
US Labor Department’s MSHA designates Oct. 30 as Mine Rescue Day
10/31/2013 News Release
MSHA announces results of September impact inspections
10/31/2013 News Release
MSHA issues warning to coal mine operators about winter hazards
November 2013
11/7/2013 News Release
MSHA issues third-quarter 2013 fatality data
Nine miners lose their lives in a three-month period
11/26/2013 News Release
MSHA issues fourth POV notice under revised rule
Fork Creek No. 1 Mine failed to report 239 days of lost-time injuries
December 2013
12/3/2013 News Release
Maine stone-crushing plant to pay former miner to resolve US Labor Department retaliation charge
Suit claimed violations of Federal Mine Safety and Health Act’s whistleblower provisions
12/19/2013 News Release
MSHA announces results of October and November impact inspections

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