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4th Circuit Lacks Jurisdiction In Discrimination Reinstatement Case

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit lacks jurisdiction to act upon a mining company’s appeal of a Review Commission decision upholding the temporary reinstatement of a miner.

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Principle Number One: Safety First

This is the first in a series of six columns exploring traditional principles of safety. – Ed.

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Meadows Stone Settles Past MSHA Debt Through Garnishment

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced in a press release that the Northern District of West Virginia had collected $116,183 in delinquent civil penalties from a West Virginia quarry.

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MSHA Reports on December Impact Inspections

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he U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced that federal inspectors issued 135 citations, 24 orders and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at 11 coal mines and two metal and nonmetal mines in December 2013.

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Request for Depositions Denied Where Case Designed for Simplified Proceeding

By Ellen Smith

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eview Commission Judge William Moran denied a construction company’s motion to conduct depositions where a case was designated for a simplified proceeding under Commission Rule 29 CFR §2700.101.

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