District Court Says It Lacks Jurisdiction to Alter or Amend Withdrawal Orders
Created: Friday, 10 February 2012 16:43
Published: Friday, 10 February 2012 16:43
By Ellen Smith
A U.S. District Court ruled that it does not have jurisdiction to alter or amend an MSHA withdrawal order issued to an underground sand mine in Clayton County, Iowa. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, Eastern Division said in a brief decision that Pattison Sand Co. did not cite any authority to support its contention that a District Court has jurisdiction.
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Better Days for Mine Safety Lie Ahead
By James Sharpe
Created: Monday, 09 January 2012 12:26
Published: Monday, 09 January 2012 12:26
The year 2011 departs as a disappointment because it did not end, as hoped, with the fewest fatalities ever in the U.S. mining industry. Last year got off to a promising start. One fatality is too many; still, by June 30 just 13 miners had been killed, a mark that would have set a record had it not been exceeded the rest of the year.
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