MSHA Citations and Orders Beyond 104(a) – [Webinar Recording]

On June 20, 2017, Nick Scala of Conn Maciel Carey’s national MSHA Practice, presented a webinar regarding MSHA Citations and Orders Beyond 104(a).

June 20 Webinar Snip

Most, if not all, operators have at one time or another received a 104(A) citation from MSHA. While operators may be aware the basic orders MSHA can issue, such as unwarrantable failures, there are numerous, lesser known types of orders that can shut down mining operations.

This webinar will identify the broad spectrum of orders MSHA can issue to operators during regular inspections, accident or fatality investigations and special investigations as well as how to contest these issuances. Operators will be armed to quickly identify the repercussions these orders and prepared to properly abate any issued.

During this webinar, participants learned about:

  • The different types of MSHA orders and specific procedures for contesting them;

  • The consequences of receiving each order, such as immediate withdrawal from service; and

  • Strategies for abating MSHA orders, including handling related investigations.

Here is a link to a recording of the webinar with slides and audio. This was the sixth webinar event in the 2017 Conn Maciel Carey MSHA Webinar Series. Plan to join us for the remaining webinar in the 2017 series, send an email to to be registered for the remaining MSHA webinars.


Leave a Reply