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What's New for January 2014


POSTED: 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

POSTED: 1/9/2014
News Release

MSHA settles two discrimination cases with Tennessee mine operator

POSTED: 1/13/2014
News Release

MSHA implements Upper Big Branch corrective actions on schedule

POSTED: 1/13/2014
Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review

This material has been updated.

POSTED: 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

POSTED: 1/16/2014
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #12 - September 18, 2013
Falling/Sliding Material – Kentucky – Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Gaddie-Shamrock LLC - Caldwell Quarry

POSTED: 1/17/2014
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #13 - September 19, 2013
Powered Haulage – Pennsylvania – Dimension Slate
T. G. Mountain Stone - Northrup Quarry

POSTED: 1/17/2014
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #11 - September 16, 2013
Powered Haulage – Missouri – Crushed, Broken Limestone NEC
Con-Agg of MO, LLC - Huntsville Quarry

POSTED: 1/22/2014
Bulldozer Accident Prevention Alert

A non-fatal accident occurred when a bulldozer over-turned on an embankment, rolling onto a bench below. Low temperatures and frozen ground created the condition, which lead to the accident.

POSTED: 1/23/2014
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #9 - June 13, 2013
Powered Haulage – California – Crushed, Broken Stone NEC
Stevens Creek Quarry Inc - Stevens Creek Quarry

POSTED: 1/24/2014
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #11 - July 31, 2013
Machinery - Surface - Pennsylvania
Amerikohl Mining Inc - Amerikohl Strips

POSTED: 1/24/2014
Fedreg Doc 2014-01391

Petition for Modification
Notice of Filing

POSTED: 1/27/2014
Fatal Accident Report

Fatality #10 - July 2, 2013
Powered Haulage - Underground - Illinois
Peabody Midwest Mining, LLC - Wildcat Hills Mine

POSTED: 1/27/2014
Snaphooks

Capital Safety is aware of an assembly issue with snaphooks manufactured by a supplier. These snaphooks are widely used components in fall protection products. The issue concerns missing or improperly installed rivets.

POSTED: 1/28/2014
Dam Safety

Impoundments and dams are an integral part of mining.

POSTED: 1/28/2014
Blasting Safety Alert

6 Fatalities from blasting accidents 2010-2013

POSTED: 1/29/2014
News Release

MSHA announces results of December impact inspections

POSTED: 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

POSTED: 1/30/2014
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, January 30, 2014

POSTED: 1/30/2014
Fatalgram

Fatality #1 - January 16, 2014
Powered Haulage - Underground - West Virginia
Mettiki Coal WV, LLC - Mountain View Mine