mine safety

In case you missed them, here are some of the stories we’ve covered today.

Current Chief Robert White has announced he’s leaving Louisville to become chief of the Denver Police Department. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says he’s begun the process of finding candidates to be the next chief of police.

Two workers were killed after they and their truck were trapped under rubble at an Ohio County, Kentucky surface mine. The Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing and the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration will investigate the accident.

And the Jefferson County Clerk’s office is projecting a larger turnout in Louisville than in the rest of the Commonwealth this Election Day.

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MSHA ‘Potential Pattern of Violations Status’ Contrary to What Law Intended, Attorney Says

by Erica Peterson October 17, 2011

A Kentucky coal mine is now under extra scrutiny after it became the fourth to be recently placed on a ‘potential pattern of violations’ status by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. If the mine operator doesn’t rectify the problems, the mine can be shut down when serious violations are discovered. But this process […]

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Safety Violations in KY Mines, Transparency in Contracts between Public Workers & Metro Government, College-Readiness in JCPS Students, Infant Mortality in West Louisville: Afternoon Review

by Laura Ellis September 28, 2011

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has cited five Kentucky coal mines for safety violations. They were among 20 nationwide with a history of compliance problems targeted in MSHA’s special impact inspections. An ordinance supported by the majority of Louisville Metro Council Democrats would exempt the cost of contracts between public workers and Metro […]

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New MSHA Rule Aims to Reduce Risk of Mechanical Injury for Coal Miners

by Erica Peterson August 30, 2011

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration is publishing a proposed rule tomorrow that could require all mine operators to eventually install safety devices on certain types of mining equipment. MSHA’s proposed rule would phase in a requirement that mine operators use proximity warning devices on their continuous miners—the large machines that scoop coal from […]

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P’Pool Says Mine Unions, Inspections ‘Go Too Far’

by Erica Peterson August 24, 2011

In an interview with cn|2 Pure Politics, Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool said he thought government inspection and regulation of coal mines in Kentucky has “gone too far.” P’Pool grew up in western Kentucky and is the son of a coal miner and the grandson of a federal mine inspector. The Hopkins County Attorney […]

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Fatal Accident Reported in Harlan County Coal Mine

by Erica Peterson June 29, 2011

A Harlan County miner became the nation’s ninth coal miner to die on the job this year, and the second in Kentucky. The name of the miner hasn’t been released, but the accident happened at the Manalapan P1 mine at Pathfork this morning. Investigators from the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing are on […]

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Mine Safety Campaign Unveiled

by tcveigh September 13, 2010

Since 1890, more than seven thousand miners have lost their lives in Kentucky coal mines. But in recent decades, because of mine safety improvements, mining deaths have been on the decline. So far this year, five Kentucky miners have been killed. Energy and Environment Secretary Len Peters wants to see that number drop to zero.

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Mine Safety Analyst Indicted for Falsifying Reports

by kespeland July 1, 2010

A former mine safety analyst for the state has been indicted on 28 counts of falsifying reports about several mines, many of which are in Perry County.

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