New MSHA Rule Strengthens Mine Worker Safety Enforcement

Law360, New York (January 17, 2013, 7:13 PM EST) -- The Mine Safety & Health Administration on Thursday announced it had finalized a rule to strengthen and streamline enforcement of safety issues in the nation's most dangerous mines, in the wake of 2010's deadly Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in West Virginia.

The rule, which is due to be published in the Federal Register on Jan. 23, amends the MSHA's existing pattern of violations, or POV, regulation to ensure mine operators monitor and fix the most dangerous safety problems in their mines. It will also strengthen...
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