Mine Safety & Health Administration

Dinsmore attorneys have substantial experience in representing clients in dealing with the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and state mine safety agencies, including appeals before administrative law judges, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, and circuit courts of appeal. We address everything from routine citations and orders to accident investigations, special investigations and criminal prosecutions.

In addition, we provide counsel and representation in the areas of participation in rulemakings and legislative initiatives; litigation seeking to clarify the applicability of mine safety regulations to particular circumstances; and class actions involving mining equipment defects and mine exposure claims. In connection with our MSHA practice, the Firm often employs experts in the areas of mine planning and operations, equipment operation and maintenance, ventilation design, and other areas related to administrative or civil claims asserted in the context of active mining operations.