August 11, 2021 Fatality – Final Report | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

FAI-6281414-1 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION REPORT OF INVESTIGATION Facility (Coal) Fatal Powered Haulage Accident August 11, 2021 HWM Truck Lines, Inc. (E467) Summersville, West Virginia at Star Bridge Preparation Plant-Rail Load Carter Roag Coal Company Mill Creek, Randolph County, West Virginia ID No. 46-06736 Accident Investigators — Read on … Continue reading August 11, 2021 Fatality – Final Report | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

December 14, 2020 Fatality – Final Report | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

FAI-6882460-2 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION REPORT OF INVESTIGATION Underground (Salt) Fatal Fall of Roof Accident December 14, 2020 Avery Island Cargill Deicing Technology Avery Island, Iberia County, Louisiana ID No. — Read on http://www.msha.gov/data-reports/fatality-reports/2020/december-14-2020-fatalities/final-report

Marvit Nominated to Mine Safety Review Commission

We discussed the turmoil at the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC) a couple of weeks ago and how the Biden administration and …Marvit Nominated to Mine Safety Review Commission

MSHA Best Practice and Health Hazard Cards | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

MSHA has developed an extensive set of pocket cards with safety and health in mind, formatted to be easily printed, carried, and shared. Best Practice (BP) cards provide DOs and DON’Ts established to keep yourself and others out of harm’s way. Health Hazard (HH) cards provide important information you need to know to prevent occupational … Continue reading MSHA Best Practice and Health Hazard Cards | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

MSHA Launches Enforcement Initiative To Protect Miners From Overexposure To Respirable Crystalline Silica | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

By Brent I. Clark, Adam R. Young, A. Scott Hecker, Ilana R. Morady, and Craig B. Simonsen Seyfarth Synopsis: We recently blogged that Silica is the New — Read on http://www.environmentalsafetyupdate.com/osha-compliance/msha-launches-enforcement-initiative-to-protect-miners-from-overexposure-to-respirable-crystalline-silica/

March 2, 2022 Fatality – Fatality Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

MINE FATALITY – On March 2, 2022, a miner was fatally injured when an overhang along the mine rib fell, striking the miner and pushing him against the canopy of a twin boom roof bolting machine. The miner freed himself from the fall, but later died. — Read on http://www.msha.gov/data-reports/fatality-reports/2022/march-2-2022-fatality/fatality-alert

February 28, 2022 Fatality – Fatality Alert | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

MINE FATALITY – On February 28, 2022, a contract miner died when he was crushed between the rib and a single boom face drill. The victim was alongside the drill using the onboard tram lever controls when the accident occurred because the remote control was inoperable. — Read on http://www.msha.gov/data-reports/fatality-reports/2022/february-28-2022-fatality/fatality-alert

Mine Safety Victory: Safety Laws Are “Wrote Buy Blood”

West Virginia miners beat back an attempt this week to weaken their mine safety protections. West Virginia mine worker Steven H. Hively, was killed …Mine Safety Victory: Safety Laws Are “Wrote Buy Blood”

US Department of Labor announces mine safety campaign to reinforce operators’ obligation to train miners on the job properly | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

WASHINGTON – Over the past year, dozens of miners have been injured or killed in mining incidents, many of which could have been prevented with proper training and attention to tasks. This unacceptable trend has prompted the U.S. Department of Labor to initiate a new safety campaign to reach miners and educate mine operators on … Continue reading US Department of Labor announces mine safety campaign to reinforce operators’ obligation to train miners on the job properly | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Federal court orders Missouri mine owner – who forced inspectors off the road – to allow US Department of Labor inspectors to complete safety inspections | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

News Release Posted: March 4, 2021 Westley Partridge defied, harassed inspectors during August 2021 visit WASHINGTON – A federal district court judge issued an injunction to prevent a Missouri mine operator and its owner from stopping federal inspectors from completing workplace safety inspections now and in the future at the Partridge Sand & Gravel mine … Continue reading Federal court orders Missouri mine owner – who forced inspectors off the road – to allow US Department of Labor inspectors to complete safety inspections | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

June 9, 2021 Fatality – Final Report | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

FAI-6855110-2 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION REPORT OF INVESTIGATION Underground (Platinum Ore) Fatal Powered Haulage Accident June 9, 2021 Stillwater Mine Stillwater Mining Company Nye, Stillwater County, Montana ID No. 24-01490 Accident Investigators Thaddeus J. Sichmeller Supervisory Mine Safety and Health Inspector Lee A. Hughes — Read on http://www.msha.gov/data-reports/fatality-reports/2021/june-9-2021-fatalities/final-report

This Day in History: Farmington Mine Explosion Kills 78 Miners

On November 20, 1968, 53 years ago today, 78 miners died in an explosion at the Consol No. 9 coal mine in Farmington, West Virginia. At 5:30 in the …This Day in History: Farmington Mine Explosion Kills 78 Miners