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CPR Requires Immediate Reporting to MSHA

By Ellen Smith

Operators must contact MSHA within 15 minutes for any reason that cardiopulmonary resuscitation is performed on a mine employee, Commission ALJ Thomas McCarthy has ruled.

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Contrasting Views Emerge of MSHA Chief’s Performance

By James Sharpe

On the eve of Joe Main’s second anniversary as head of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), two contrasting portraits of his performance have emerged.

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You Have to Learn to Walk Before You Can Run

By Randy Logsdon

In the fall of 1946, the Chicago Daily News ran a feature article on veterans attending college at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) under the GI Bill. A focus of the article was married student (barracks-style) housing in an area between Memorial Stadium and the railroad right-of-way known as Stadium Terrace.

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Mine Commission Upholds Citations

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission upheld citations issued last May by the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to Connolly-Pacific Co.'s Pebbly Beach Quarry, located on Catalina Island, Calif., according to MSHA.

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ALJ Affirms $70,000 Penalty, Personal Charges Against Mine Supervisor

By Ellen Smith

A $70,000 penalty against a mining company, and a $7,000 personal fine against a supervisor has been upheld, where a miner fell through a walkway hole, dropping 28 ft. to his death when the workers were in the final stages of replacing a tail pulley belt at Freeport-McMoran’s Morenci Mine in Greelee, Ariz.

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