Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission News

Massachusetts Mine Operator to Pay $180K to Resolve Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Wednesday a global settlement with Worcester Sand and Gravel Company Inc., of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to resolve citations and orders in three separate dockets. An administrative law judge with …

Court Upholds Federal Mine Safety Rules Over Owners’ Opposition

New federal rules that labor officials say could save lives at dangerous mining sites have survived a court challenge from mining industry groups. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week dismissed the lawsuit brought by the National Mining …

Kentucky Coal Company Sues Worker Who Filed Safety Complaints

The federal agency that oversees mine safety claims a western Kentucky coal company broke the law by filing a lawsuit against a former worker who complained about unsafe working conditions. Using a federal law designed to protect workers, welder Reuben …