Eriez Accomplishes 1,000 Days without a Lost-Time Accident
- Created: Friday, 01 July 2011 12:31
- Published: Friday, 01 July 2011 12:31
The Mine Act was substantially amended for the first time ever in 2006, but Democrats want another makeover to give the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) more power to enforce safety in the nation's mines. On the other hand, Republicans and mine operators say the agency has enough weapons, it just needs to apply them more effectively.
In a move that will have repercussions for aggregates operations up the road, Administrative Law Judge Kenneth R. Andrews with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission ruled in MSHA’s favor in two separate but similar cases brought by coal mining companies Massey Energy and Peabody Energy, respectively.
By James Sharpe
Accepting no for an answer is apparently not in the thinking of key Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.