Guarding Violations Not ‘Flagrant’ Violations Under Mine Act
- Created: Monday, 14 July 2014 14:41
- Published: Monday, 14 July 2014 14:41
By Ellen Smith
A limestone operator’s guarding violations did not constitute a “reckless disregard” or flagrant violations of mine safety standards, and MSHA’s total proposed fines of $547,100 for six violations of §56.14107(a), and one violation of §56.14112(b), were reduced to a total of $44,000 by Review Commission Judge David Simonton.