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Ames Construction, Inc. v. Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission and Secretary of Labor (No. 11-1303. April 17, 2012)

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Mine Operators: No-Fault Liability Extended to Independent Contractors

Ogletree Deakins • April 30, 2012
The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an independent contractor may be held liable for a violation on mine property even if the contractor was not at fault. This unprecedented ruling affirms a decision of the federal Mine Safety Review Commission in Ames Construction, Inc. v. Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission and Secretary of Labor.