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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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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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Why Do We Have To?

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ne of the MSHA standards that we’ve grown to know and love is captured in the quotation above. It’s a perfect example of MSHA’s institutional neglect in maintaining certain standards with respect to advanced technology – fall arrest harnesses and retractable lanyards.

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Industry Slams OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Proposal

By Mark S. Kuhar

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition, which represents 25 different construction trade associations, issued the following statement on Feb. 11, 2014, as it filed comments regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed Crystalline Silica Rulemaking:

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Workplace Violence

How To Evaluate The Risk And Reduce The Potential Hazard.

By Nickole C. Winnett

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