An Oklahoma mining operation has settled with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), agreeing to pay more than $375,000 in fines for serious safety violations that led to the death of one of its truck drivers and the injury of another. In November 2007, Jack Ward, a 66-year-old truck driver, was operating a haulage truck for Farrell-Cooper Mining Co. at its Rock Island Mine in Le Flore County, Oklahoma, when his vehicle slid backwards over the edge of a waste dump. The vehicle plummeted 177 feet down the wall of the waste pit and landed upside-down in a pool ... Read More
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