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What's New for December 2013


POSTED: 12/2/2013
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #20 - December 14, 2012
(Determined Chargeable July 8, 2013)
Slip/Fall of Person - Surface - Alabama
Taft Coal Sales & Associates Incorporated - Choctaw Mine

POSTED: 12/3/2013
Fatalgram

Fatality #16 & #17- November 17, 2013
Explosives/Breaking Agents – Colorado – Silver
Star Mine Operations, LLC - Revenue Mine

POSTED: 12/4/2013
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 provision

POSTED: 12/6/2013
Fatalgram

Fatality #18 - November 18, 2013
Electrical – Kentucky – Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Company - Cumberland River Quarry

POSTED: 12/6/2013
Fedreg Doc 2013–29306

Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines - Request for information; extension of comment period.

POSTED: 12/11/2013
Fatalgram

Fatality #20 - November 23, 2013
Machinery - Underground - Ohio
American Coal Corporation - Century Mine

POSTED: 12/12/2013
Program Policy Letter

P13-V-10
Permits for Mining Under Bodies of Water

POSTED: 12/16/2013
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #8 - March 22, 2013
Fall of Roof or Back - Underground - Utah
Castle Valley Mining, LLC - Castle Valley Mine #4

POSTED: 12/17/2013
Winter Hazard Alert

During the winter season, hazardous situations can cause serious injuries and deaths.

POSTED: 12/17/2013
Fatalgram

Fatality #20 - December 6, 2013
Slip/Fall of Person – Michigan - Iron Ore
Tilden Mining Company LLC - Tilden Mine

POSTED: 12/17/2013
Fatalgram

Fatality #19 - December 4, 2013
Explosives/Breaking Agents – Kansas – Crushed, Broken Limestone
Bayer Construction Company, Inc. - Kansas Falls Quarry

POSTED: 12/19/2013
Program Policy Letter

P13-V-11
Program for Regular Cleanup and Removal of Accumulations of Coal and Float Coal Dust, Loose Coal, and Other Combustibles

POSTED: 12/20/2013
Fatalgram

Fatality #22 - December 10, 2013
Other (Drowning) – Kentucky - Construction Sand and Gravel
Hunter Sand & Gravel, LLC. - Dredge IV

POSTED: 12/20/2013
Fatalgram

Fatality #21 - December 13, 2013
Falling/Sliding Material – Georgia - Construction Sand and Gravel
Brown Brothers Sand Company - Witched Stephen Plants

POSTED: 12/20/2013
MSHA Handbook Series

PH13-V-4
Roof Control Plan Approval And Review Procedures

POSTED: 12/20/2013
News Release

MSHA announces results of October and November impact inspections

POSTED: 12/24/2013
Program Information Bulletin

PIB13-05
Realignment of District Mine Inspection Boundaries

POSTED: 12/26/2013
Fedreg Doc 2013–30797

Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards; Notice of Filing.

POSTED: 12/26/2013
Procedure Instruction Letter

I13-V-02
Corrective Measures for Inspection and Investigation Activities Related to Roof Control Plans

POSTED: 12/27/2013
Fedreg Doc 2013-31033

Notice
Criteria to Certify Coal Mine Rescue Teams

POSTED: 12/30/2013
Program Policy Letter

P13-V-12
Examination, Evaluation, and Effectiveness of Bleeder Systems