Supreme Court Turns Away Defamation Case

A mining company’s CEO being described as a “felon” was not slander. The Supreme Court denied an appeal made by former mining CEO Donald Blankenship to hold media…

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Department of Labor Issues 246 Mining Violations

Impact inspections reveal a “troubling number” of unchecked mine failures. The Department of Labor announced last week that they issued 246 violations to 14 mines in the month…

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Chris Williamson, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Administration

Chris Williamson, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Administration

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Labor Department Announces “Stand Down to Save Lives”

The inaugural mine safety event is being held Wednesday. The Department of Labor announced the first “Stand Down to Save Lives” event by the Mine Safety and Health…

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Federal Court Rules Mine Violated Labor Department Inspection

The operator notified workers of inspectors’ presence. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled on Wednesday that the Paradise No. 9 mine operator violated the federal Mine…

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