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What's New for March 2013


POSTED: 3/12/2013
Speech

Remarks of Joseph A. Main, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, 40th Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium, West Virginia Coal Association, Charleston, W Va, March 7, 2013

POSTED: 3/13/2013
Program Policy Letter

PPL13-V-02
Reissue of P11-V-05 - Employment Agency Contracting and Part 50 Reporting

POSTED: 3/13/2013
Fatalgram

Fatality #6 - February 19, 2013
Powered Haulage - Underground - West Virginia
Affinity Coal Company, LLC - Affinity Mine

POSTED: 3/14/2013
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #16 - October 24, 2012
Powered Haulage Nebraska - Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Martin Marietta Materials Inc. - #273 Weeping Water Mine

POSTED: 3/14/2013
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #14 - September 26, 2012
Machinery California Sand & Gravel
Eagle Peak Rock and Paving North Pit

POSTED: 3/15/2013
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #10 - June 25, 2012
Fall of Face/Rib/Highwall - Underground - Kentucky
McCoy Elkhorn Coal Corp. - Mine #23

POSTED: 3/18/2013
P13-02

Program Information Bulletin
Temporary Suspension of MSHA Approval of the 50 psi MINOVA Gob Isolation Tekseal Design

POSTED: 3/20/2013
Safety Alert Posted

Plate Filter Presses
A miner was killed when two large hydraulic cylinders used on a press that de-waters slurry catastrophically failed while the press was in operation.

POSTED: 3/20/2013
Safety Alert Posted

Rock Dusting
Float coal dust is generated by coal mining processes.

POSTED: 3/20/2013
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #18 - October 19, 2009
Fall of Person -Kentucky - Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Sterling Materials - Sterling Materials

POSTED: 3/20/2013
Equipment Hazard Alert Posted

Dont Get Stuck With The Wrong Pouch
CSE has become aware of a recent event involving the insertion of a CSE SCSR into a pouch manufactured by another company. An operator provided CSE with a SCSR that could not be extracted from its pouch. The identity of the manufacturer of the pouch was not apparent on its face.

POSTED: 3/21/2013
News Release

Federal court grants judgment against Kentucky coal mine operator

POSTED: 3/21/2013
Fatalgram

Fatality #7 - March 13, 2013
Fall of Roof/Rib - Underground - West Virginia
Newtown Energy, Inc. - Peerless Rachel Mine

POSTED: 3/26/2013
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #16 - September 26, 2012
Fall of Roof Fatal - Underground - Tennessee
Kopper Glo Mining, LLC - Double Mountain Mine

POSTED: 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

POSTED: 3/27/2013
Safety Flyer Posted

Fall Protection Awareness
Equipment Operators need Fall Protection Too!

Accessing, operating or maintaining self-propelled mobile equipment often requires activities such as climbing ladders or walking on machinery surfaces which expose miners to fall hazards, in all types of working conditions.

POSTED: 3/28/2013
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #12 - July 27, 2012
Machinery - Underground - West Virginia
Coal River Mining LLC - Fork Creek No 10 Mine

POSTED: 3/28/2013
Fedreg Doc. 2013-07163

Petions for Modification