MSHA Report

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced it is extending the effective date of the agency’s final rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines until Oct. 2, 2017. This extension will allow additional time for MSHA to provide training and compliance assistance for its stakeholders. MSHA is developing a variety of…

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Andy Williams

Andy Williams of Rogers Group, current president of the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association, encouraged members to “re-emphasize our commitment to safety as the first priority in our business.” As you know, nationwide, our industry has seen a spike in fatalities the last 12 months. “We recently met with MSHA to discuss how we can work together to improve safety across…

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MSHA Issues Mine Fatality Data; Convenes Meeting

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released a summary of U.S. mining deaths that occurred during the first quarter of 2014. From Jan. 1 to March 31, eight miners died in accidents in the U.S. mining industry. Three were killed in coal mining accidents and five in metal and nonmetal mining accidents. The previous quarter…

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Request for Depositions Denied Where Case Designed for Simplified Proceeding

By Ellen Smith R 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. Rule 101 requires that cases designated for Simplified Proceedings not involve fatalities, injuries, or illnesses, and generally include one or more of the following characteristics: the case involves…

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