MSHA Mining News

Ex-Massey Energy CEO Blankenship claims being a ‘political prisoner’

Move comes three weeks before a federal appeals court hears Don Blankenship’s challenge of his criminal conviction.

US prosecutors want max of 1 year in prison for ex-Massey Energy CEO

Blankenship is scheduled to be sentenced on April 6, day that marks the sixth anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster.

Mining deaths in the U.S. fell to historic low in 2015

Eleven of the 28 deaths last year occurred at coal mines, a sector that has seen employment decrease significantly in recent years, especially in Appalachia.

Ex-Massey Energy CEO's fate in hands of West Virginia jury

Jurors have begun deliberating the fate of Blankenship, leader of the company that owned the Upper Big Branch mine at the time of a 2010 deadly explosion.

Defence of West Virginia's former 'King of Coal' rests without calling witnesses

Former Massey Energy CEO, Don Blankenship, could face up to 30 years in prison in relation with a deadly 2010 mine accident in West Virginia.

U.S. mining regulator tightens coal mines safety rules

As families and friends of dead miners mark the second anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster in West Virginia on April 5, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration announced it would issue its final set of rules for inspecting underground coal mines on Friday.

Ex-Massey Energy chief starts a new mining company

Donald Blankenship, whose former coal company Massey Energy was fined a record $10.8 million for safety violations connected to the worst mining accident in 40 years, has started a new mining company in Kentucky.

Active Control installs first commercial ActiveMine system at West Virginia coal mine

TORONTO, May 1, 2008 – Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) announced today that it has sold and installed its first commercial deployment of ActiveMineTM, the company’s two-way wireless Wi-Fi communications and tracking system, at an […]

Key Approval Granted for First-of-Kind Coal Mine Methane Mitigation Project in North America

MONTREAL, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ – Biothermica announces today it has received authorization from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to proceed with the implementation of an innovative greenhouse gas […]

Key Approval Granted for First-of-Kind Coal Mine Methane Mitigation Project in North America

MONTREAL, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ – Biothermica announces today it has received authorization from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to proceed with the implementation of an innovative greenhouse gas […]

Key Approval Granted for First-of-Kind Coal Mine Methane Mitigation Project in North America

MONTREAL, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ – Biothermica announces today it has received authorization from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to proceed with the implementation of an innovative greenhouse gas […]

Mine Safety Award Honorees Announced

WASHINGTON, DC – The Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) today announced the companies and mining operations that will receive their joint […]

Mine Safety Award Honorees Announced

WASHINGTON, DC – The Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) today announced the companies and mining operations that will receive their joint […]

MSHA certification for ActiveMine

Active Control Technology has applied to have key components of ActiveMineTM, a 100% wireless two-way voice communications and tracking system for underground miners, certified by the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The company […]

MSHA honours Massey operations for safety achievements

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in the USA has selected the Green Valley Preparation Plant and two mines operated by the Aracoma Coal Co to receive Pacesetter Awards for outstanding safety achievements. Green Valley and Aracoma are operating units of Massey Energy Co. The awards to the Green Valley plant and Aracoma’s Alma and Hernshaw mines honour operations [...]