Operators Must File Accident Reports of Contractors Under Their Control
Created: Monday, 16 June 2014 16:27
Published: Monday, 16 June 2014 16:27
By Ellen Smith
The unambiguous language of accident reporting requirements of §50.20(a) impose an unconditional duty of operators to submit accident reports to MSHA when contractor employees are injured at the operator’s mine when those employees are under the control of the operator, according to a ruling of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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MSHA Issues Preliminary Mine Safety Data for 2013
Created: Tuesday, 06 May 2014 16:48
Published: Tuesday, 06 May 2014 16:48
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration released preliminary data for calendar year 2013, updating the “Mine Safety and Health at a Glance" page. The charts include information on inspections; violations; number of mines and miners; and fatality and injury rates for coal, metal and nonmetal, and all mining.
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