MSHA engaged in an important exercise last year when it asked for comments on how to improve “powered haulage” safety in mining. But, are some important questions missing from the discussion?

A request for information can be the first stage in the rulemaking process. As MSHA potentially considers how to proceed in improving powered haulage safety, its accident data will be front-and-center. How much can that data really tell us? What are its limits?

Read more in my recent Coal Age article.