Friday, May 10, 2024

Fighting bureaucrats’ nonsensical claim that trucks can be mines


KC Transport is a family-owned, independent trucking company serving a wide array of customers from its five locations in southern West Virginia and Virginia. Its truck fleets provide a variety of hauling services, including coal, earth, and gravel.

Trouble began for KC Transport in 2019, when a federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) inspector showed up at the company’s Emmett, WV, facility. The arrival of a federal regulator who inspects mines under the federal Mine Act was unexpected and unusual.

The MSHA, which operates under the U.S. Department of Labor, had never before inspected the Emmett facility—for good reason. The Emmett facility parks, maintains, and repairs trucks that are occasionally hired to haul coal. Its property is neither on a mine nor attached to one; the closest mines are several miles away.

Nevertheless, the MSHA inspector, originally looking for two trucks cited during an inspection miles away, cited the company on the spot for repairing trucks without putting blocks around the wheels...more

1 comment:

jed said...

Clearly, those federal bureaucrats don't know a truck from a hole in the ground.