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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

New mine safety inspections pending

Proposed rule calls for more proactive examinations by operators


Last updated 6/12/2016 at Noon

The U. S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration is proposing a new rule that would require mine operators to identify and correct unsafe conditions prior to allowing miners into a work area.

MSHA already requires mine operators to carry out safety examinations at some point during each shift. A run of 60 fatalities at U.S. mines since October 2013, however, has prompted the...

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