The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration announced that the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has upheld civil penalties assessed against Stillhouse Mining LLC for four flagrant violations of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.
Dubose Construction Co. LLC of Mt. Meigs, Alabama has been cited by OSHA for exposing its workers to potential cave-in hazards while they were relocating a water valve in Montgomery. Proposed penalties total $46,970.
Although west coast radiation levels continue to be “far below levels of concern,” the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it will increase monitoring nationwide due to concerns over the ongoing radiation release in Japan.
The FAA and the NTSB are both investigating a March 27 incident over Florida, when an air traffic controller asked a passenger aircraft to veer off course and look in the cockpit of another plane – one that had been out of contact.