Announcing Conn Maciel Carey LLP’s 2023 MSHA Webinar Series!

Entering MSHA’s third year under the Biden Administration, the mining industry should expect to see a more active and emboldened agency. The past …Announcing Conn Maciel Carey LLP’s 2023 MSHA Webinar Series!

MSHA Releases Increased Penalties for 2023

By: Nicholas W. Scala & Ashley Mitchell  Adhering to what is now an annual requirement since the passage of the Inflation Adjustment Act in 2016, on …MSHA Releases Increased Penalties for 2023

US Department of Labor launches awareness effort for miners with black lung, promote testing to reduce exposures to hazardous levels of coal dust | U.S. Department of Labor

US Department of Labor launches awareness effort for miners with black lung, promote testing to reduce exposures to hazardous levels of coal dust | U.S. Department of Labor — Read on http://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/msha/msha20220929

New MSHA App Delivers Critical Information Directly to Miners | U.S. Department of Labor Blog

New MSHA App Delivers Critical Information Directly to Miners | U.S. Department of Labor Blog — Read on blog.dol.gov/2022/08/31/new-msha-app-delivers-critical-information-directly-to-miners

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”