Placing Dewatering Pump Close to Highwall Edge Garners Penalty
- Created: Wednesday, 20 January 2016 13:51
- Published: Wednesday, 20 January 2016 13:51
A Missouri limestone operator was ordered to pay a $6,300 fine by FMSHRC Judge Margaret Miller for an S&S violation of §56.15005 after an MSHA inspector found a dewatering pump located within 4 ½ ft. from the edge of a highwall with a 70-ft. drop. MSHA claimed there was a danger of an employee falling off the edge if they were to retrieve the equipment.