Company kept mum about coal "outburst" prior to collapse
March 12, 2012
The owner of a Utah coal mine has been charged with criminal violations of mandatory health and safety standards under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act, following a mine collapse that killed six miners and three rescuers.
A nationwide ban on driver use of portable electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle got a legislative hearing this week, with National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Vice Chairman Christopher Hart testifyng before the New York State Senate.
An accident that killed two 14-year-old workers -- and that made the National Council for Occupational Safety & Health (COSH) list for top 2011 workplace fatalities -- will not result in any OSHA citations against Monsanta Corp., the agency announced yesterday.
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman today criticized Pinnacle Airlines Corp. for failing to provide relevant documents to NTSB personnel who were investigating a Feb., 2009 commuter plane crash that killed all 45 passengers and four crew members onboard as well as one person on the ground.