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Requirement for yearly checks of extension cords upheld by court. Oct 1, 2016 841
Mine act clear on commission's role in settlements. Sep 1, 2016 1403
Mine Act permits access to personnel records in discrimination investigation. Aug 1, 2016 1724
Company ordered to turn over employee contact information. Jul 1, 2016 801
EAJA fees not available where secretary vacated seven citations. Jun 1, 2016 818
Judge rules that manufacturer, subsidiary companies are "one operator". May 1, 2016 1252
MSHA Has jurisdiction over quarry's garage one mile from mining operation. Apr 1, 2016 923
Consent decree filed where operator threatened, fired gun around inspectors. Mar 1, 2016 675
Small Iowa operator continues to defy MSHA citations, orders. Feb 1, 2016 2204
Placing dewatering pump close to highwall edge garners penalty. Jan 1, 2016 750
MSHA issues confined space alert. Dec 1, 2015 299
Commission need not decide on validity of MSHA's penalty criteria. Nov 1, 2015 683
Miner over-exposed to ammonia gas wins discrimination claim. Oct 1, 2015 940
MSHA hits aggregates plants during august impact inspections. Oct 1, 2015 203
Small operator wins legal fees in MSHA case. Sep 1, 2015 1154
Judge rejects recent settlements between secretary and operators. Aug 1, 2015 808
Company fined $20,000 for discrimination case. Jul 1, 2015 1287
Two-person excavating company not under MSHA jurisdiction. Jun 1, 2015 664
'Reckless disregard' finding upheld for failing to report injury. May 1, 2015 1116
Penalties cut where contractor was responsible for housekeeping. Apr 1, 2015 1007
Case sent back to judge for unwarrantable failure findings. Mar 1, 2015 872
Unwarrantable failure criteria not met in crane assembly project. Feb 1, 2015 917
POV violates due process, ALJ rules; denies motion for emergency stay. Jan 1, 2015 1438
A good safety record is not a mitigating factor in lowering penalties. Dec 1, 2014 1080
POV process violates due process, ALJ rules. Nov 1, 2014 753
Two personal liability cases upheld against foremen. Oct 1, 2014 762
Brake violation not S&S, but imminent danger order upheld. Sep 1, 2014 694
300-Ft. highwall not controlled; miners risked injury from rock falls. Aug 1, 2014 1120
Guarding violations not 'flagrant' violations under mine act. Jul 1, 2014 1330
Operators must file accident reports of contractors under their control. Jun 1, 2014 781
Judge Hammers company for firing worker where boss violated LOTO. May 1, 2014 945
4th circuit lacks jurisdiction in discrimination reinstatement case. Apr 1, 2014 718
Request for depositions denied where case designed for simplified proceeding. Mar 1, 2014 543
Opening in deck on loader deemed S&S violation of safe access standard. Feb 1, 2014 954
Company cannot claim it 'lacked adequate' notice of bad ball joints. Jan 1, 2014 788
Mucking and loading haul truck not permitted near blast site. Nov 1, 2013 975
Non-fatal heart attack doesn't require 15-Minute MSHA notification. Oct 1, 2013 687
Citation vacated where employee failed to wear fall protection. Sep 1, 2013 661
VPID formula skews fines for small operators. Aug 1, 2013 992
ALJ vacate drilling citations, citing an unreasonable interpretation. Jul 1, 2013 1406
Mine act mandates $2,000 penalty for unwarrantable failure violations. Jun 1, 2013 654
Worker ordered reinstated after making complaint, dismissal. May 1, 2013 721
8th circuit sides with Northshore; standard address electrocution potential. Apr 1, 2013 668
Electrical panel violations upheld, fine reduced. Feb 1, 2013 709
Service truck bed can be considered a 'working place'. Jan 1, 2013 691
MSHA's special assessment forms can be withheld in discovery process. Column Dec 1, 2012 671
Miner wins discrimination case after ALJ finds inconsistent statements, policy. Nov 1, 2012 800
ALJ has right to refuse settlements and to consider the deterrent effect of civil penalties. Oct 1, 2012 611
6th circuit overturns commission on economic reinstatement of miners. Sep 1, 2012 754
Company successfully argues that it lacked fair notice of a travelway violation. Aug 1, 2012 845
MSHA entitled to medical claim forms, other records when conducting part 50 audit. Jul 1, 2012 702
Portable truck scale at portable crusher does not need berms or guardrails. Jun 1, 2012 740
Court upholds MSHA interpretation of guarding and accident reporting regulations. May 1, 2012 739
Management working for LLCs subject to personal liability under Mine Act. Apr 1, 2012 660
ALJ uphold penalties for 'travelway' violations. Mar 1, 2012 703
District Court says it lacks jurisdiction to alter or amend withdrawal orders. Feb 1, 2012 732
CPR requires immediate reporting to MSHA. Jan 1, 2012 620
ALJ affirms $70,000 penalty, personal charges against mine supervisor. Dec 1, 2011 599
What information can be obtained during discovery? Nov 1, 2011 658
ALJ dismisses more than $75,000 in penalties where MSHA submitted late filing. Oct 1, 2011 729
ALJ rules strict interpretation of Part 56 standards offering conflicting results. Aug 1, 2011 629
ALJ dismisses guarding citations for lack of adequate notice. Jul 1, 2011 667
Plaintiff entitled to be heard. May 1, 2011 479
Company fined $15,000 for highwall violations. Apr 1, 2011 549
$60,000 penalty upheld where company faded to guard return roller. Mar 1, 2011 556
Immediate reporting only required if injury will reasonably likely cause death. Feb 1, 2011 734
Severely scratched windshield costs company $10,000. Jan 1, 2011 464
ALJ sustains $2,000 penalty guarding violation. Nov 1, 2010 554

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