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Health and safety standards

National Mining Ass'n v. Secretary

The Eleventh Circuit denied the coal mining industry's petitions for review of a Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulation aimed at reducing black lung disease and other respiratory illnesses in miners. The petitioners...

Cumberland Coal Resources, LP v. Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission

The D.C. Circuit held that a mining company's failure to maintain adequate emergency lifelines in its mine's escapeways was a significant and substantial violation of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, thereby affirming the...

National Mining Ass'n v. Mine Safety & Health Admin.

The D.C. Circuit denied industry groups’ petition for review of a Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) decision to enforce a final exposure limit standard for exposure of miners in metal and non-metal underground mines to...

In re Howard

The Sixth Circuit dismissed a miner's petition for writ of mandamus directing the Secretary of Labor to promulgate lower limits for the mount of dust and silica allowed in the air in mines. The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977...

In re Int'l Union, United Mine Workers of Am.

The court denies a union's request to compel the U.S. Department of Labor to promulgate an emergency temporary standard to protect mine workers from exposure to respirable coal mine dust. The court first holds that the union failed to...