Safety Panel Restores Penalties For Sago Mining Disaster

Law360, New York (January 14, 2014, 6:12 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday that a review commission reversed an administrative law judge’s reduction of penalties against a mining company over violations stemming from the fatal 2006 Sago mine explosion in West Virginia.

The decision by a panel of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission reinstates the MSHA's proposed $14,500 penalties against International Coal Group Inc. subsidiary Wolf Run Mining Co., saying Administrative Law Judge Jerold Feldman was wrong to treat Wolf Run’s delay in reporting...
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