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What's New for January 2013


POSTED: 1/4/2013
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #9 - May 15, 2012
(Victim Died May 24, 2012)
Slip/Fall of Person - Underground - Indiana
Gibson County Coal, LLC - Gibson South

POSTED: 1/10/2013
Health Hazard Alert

Diesel Exhaust/Diesel Particulate Matter
Diesel engines provide power to a wide variety of vehicles, heavy equipment, and other machinery used in a large number of industries including mining, transportation, construction, agriculture, maritime, and many types of manufacturing operations. The exhaust from diesel engines contains a mixture of gases and very small particles that can create a health hazard when not properly controlled.

POSTED: 1/11/2013
PROGRAM POLICY LETTER NO. P13-V-1

Implementation of Section 2 of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006

POSTED: 1/17/2013
News Release

MSHA to publish pattern of violations final rule

POSTED: 1/23/2013
Fedreg. Doc. 2013-01250

Pattern of Violations; Final Rule

POSTED: 1/24/2013
News Release

MSHA announces results of December 2012 impact inspections

POSTED: 1/25/2013
Program Information Bulletin

Availability of a Report on the Use of the Coal Dust Explosibility Meter

POSTED: 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

POSTED: 1/29/2013
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #11 - August 31, 2012
Slip/Fall of Person - Nevada - Gold Ore
Newmont USA Limited - Exodus

POSTED: 1/30/2013
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #11 - July 14, 2012
Powered Haulage - Surface - Colorado
Colowyo Coal Company LP - Colowyo Mine

POSTED: 1/31/2013
Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review

POSTED: 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

POSTED: 1/31/2013
Fatalgram

Fatality #1 - January 7, 2013
(Victim Died January 19, 2013)
Fall of Highwall – Kentucky –Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Lafarge West, Inc. – Three Rivers Quarry