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This Month's Releases

December 2014
12/05/2014 News Release
MSHA honors the contributions of miners, past and present

Previous Months Releases

November 2014
11/26/2014 News Release
MSHA announces results of October impact inspections

October 2014
10/31/2014 News Release
MSHA announces results of September impact inspections

10/29/2014 News Release
MSHA commemorates second annual Mine Rescue Day

10/28/2014 News Release
MSHA issues third-quarter 2014 fatality data

10/21/2014 News Release
MSHA releases findings in double fatality at Colorado silver mine

10/20/2014 News Release
Coal dust sampling results show mines are complying with new dust rule

10/10/2014 News Release
Teams from West Virginia, Virginia take top prizes in mine rescue skills championship

10/07/2014 News Release
MSHA releases findings in double fatality at West Virginia coal mine

10/02/2014 News Release
MSHA chief: Pattern of violations reforms have made mines safer

September 2014
09/25/2014 News Release
MSHA issues POV notice to underground silver mine in Colorado
2 mines in Texas and Alabama receive postponement notices

09/25/2014 News Release
MSHA awards $1M in Brookwood-Sago mine safety grants

09/24/2014 News Release
MSHA announces results of August impact inspections

August 2014
08/28/2014 News Release
MSHA announces results of July impact inspections

08/21/2014 News Release
MSHA announces $8.3M in state grant funding

08/11/2014 News Release
Winners announced in 2014 national mine rescue competition

08/04/2014 Media Advisory
National Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Contest to be held in Kentucky

July 2014
7/31/2014 News Release
First phase of MSHA’s respirable coal mine dust rule goes into effect
7/29/2014 News Release
MSHA publishes proposed rule on civil penalty assessments
Proposal simplifies process, improves consistency with emphasis on more serious conditions
7/28/2014 News Release
US Labor Department's MSHA releases mid-year mine fatality update
7/24/2014 News Release
MSHA announces results of June impact inspections
7/7/2014 News Release
MSHA inspectors cite West Virginia coal mine for dozens of violations

7/2/2014 News Release
Roof fall accidents remain a leading cause of coal mining injuries

June 2014
6/26/2014 News Release
MSHA announces results of May impact inspections

May 2014
5/29/2014 News Release
MSHA announces results of April impact inspections

5/28/2014 News Release
MSHA steps up mine fatality prevention efforts

5/05/2014 News Release
MSHA issues mine fatality data for the first quarter of 2014
Agency calls stakeholder summit to address recent spike in metal, nonmetal mining deaths
5/01/2014 News Release
MSHA to convene stakeholder summit over spike in metal, nonmetal mining deaths
5/01/2014 News Release
MSHA begins collaboration with mining industry on dust rule implementation
April 2014
4/30/2014 News Release
MSHA announces results of March impact inspections
4/23/2014 News Release
MSHA issues final rule on lowering miners' exposure to respirable coal dust
4/10/2014 News Release
MSHA issues preliminary mine safety data for 2013
4/3/2014 News Release
MSHA issues guidance on implementing effective corrective action programs
March 2014
3/27/2014 News Release
MSHA announces results of February impact inspections
3/5/2014 News Release
MSHA's Main reaches out to National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
February 2014
2/28/2014 News Release
MSHA's Joseph Main updates Steelworkers on progress in mine safety, health
2/27/2014 News Release
MSHA announces results of January impact inspections
January 2014
1/30/2014 News Release
MSHA's Joseph Main addresses WV Coal Association Mining Symposium
Mine safety chief touts decline in fatality and injury rates
1/29/2014 News Release
MSHA announces results of December impact inspections
1/14/2014 News Release
Administrative Law Judge ruling in Sago mine explosion overturned by
federal mine review commission
Decision regarding mine operator's failure to immediately report accident is reversed
1/13/2014 News Release
MSHA implements Upper Big Branch corrective actions on schedule
1/9/2014 News Release
MSHA settles two discrimination cases with Tennessee mine operator
1/6/2014 News Release
MSHA releases preliminary fatality and injury data for 2013
Mining deaths sharply higher in 4th quarter, following record low fatality rates

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