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...