Still no mandate on proximity detectors

Local - 12/13/2013 8:12 AM by Nadine Grimley
FLATWOODS - Members of a state board decided to gather more industry and labor proposals on so-called proximity detectors before they required mine operators to install the equipment.

It's the fourth time in a row that members of the Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety could not agree on whether to mandate the devices intended to curb crushing deaths and injuries in underground mines.  Instead, the board voted to send the matter to a subcommittee, scheduled to meet on January 9, 2014.

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