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Miner's Rights and Mine Safety
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Editors: Zachary M. Hughes
Book Description:
News accounts of miners losing their lives as a result of accidents at underground coal mines have appeared more often in recent years. The methane explosion in 2006 at West Virginia's Sago mine, in which 12 trapped miners died, shined a bright light on working conditions at the nation's coal mines. The partial collapse in 2007 at Utah's Crandall Canyon mine further drew attention to the plight of coal miners who work underground. These, among other incidents through 2007, prompted Congress to step up its legislative and oversight activities with respect to the safety and health of those who toil in the country's coal mines. This book examines the working conditions in the coal mining industry, and describes the regulatory regime of the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration. (Imprint: Nova)



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Table of Contents:
Preface

Coal Mine Safety and Health
(Linda Levine)pp.1-24

A Guide to Miner's Rights and Responsibilities Under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977
(U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration)pp.25-64

Remarks of Joseph A. Main, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, West Virginia Coal Association, 38th Annual Mining Symposium pp.65-74

Summary of 2010 Fatal Accidents at Coal Mines and Preventative Recommendations pp.75-84

Summary of 2010 Fatal Accidents at Metal/Nonmetal Mines and Preventative Recommendations pp.85-98

Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 (Miner Act)
(United States Public Laws) pp.99-118

Index pp.119-123

   Series:
      Mining Engineering - Research and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 3rd quarter
   Pages: 123.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61324-484-5
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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