"MSHA Not Catching 'Scofflaw Violators,' Report Says"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General have found that federal regulators are not identifying 'scofflaw violators' who don't pay mine safety and health fines, allowing those mine operators to avoid debt-collection lawsuits or other enforcement actions."

"T\he department's Mine Safety and Health Administration "does not have an accurate view" of the amount of delinquent fines it is owed or when the violations that drew those fines were committed, according to the Inspector General's report."

Ken Ward Jr. reports for the Charleston Gazette November 28, 2011.


Source: Charleston Gazette, 11/29/2011