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Unintended Consequences

By Randy K. Logsdon

One of the things that makes this country great is our collective ability to innovate. Perhaps it’s a byproduct of capitalism. Perhaps it’s innovation and entrepreneurship that drives capitalism.

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POV Process Violates Due Process, ALJ Rules

By Ellen Smith

ALJ William Moran has dismissed a Pattern of Violations (POV) charge against Patriot Coal’s Brody Mining, stating that the POV charge is a violation of due process with a system that is “patently unfair, almost rigged,” and the company does not know what evidence to present for its defense.


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MSHA Issues Third-Quarter Fatality Data

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration released a summary of U.S. mining deaths that occurred during the third quarter of 2014. From July 1 to Sept. 30, eight miners were killed in accidents at work, including five in metal and nonmetal mining and three in coal mining. during the same period in 2013, nine miners died in mining accidents.


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What Motivates You?

Whether It’s An Action To Reinforce Or To Correct, Nothing Beats The Personal Touch.

By Randy K. Logsdon

An October 9 investigative report in the Chicago Tribune delved into a sudden increase in automated red-light citations issued at several Chicago intersections. It seems that the citations that are issued by mail include data regarding the infraction, including the length of the amber warning prior to the signal displaying red. The standard minimum amber duration for a 30 mph intersection is three seconds. Hundreds of citations were overturned because the ticket reported the duration at 2.9 seconds or less.


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