MSHA halts web service because of government shutdown

October 4, 2013

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Oct. 1 that it is suspending its website services due to the federal government shutdown that began October 1.

The shutdown has furloughed 800,000 federal employees, and has resulted in the suspension of many non-essential government operations.
Although the administration’s website will not be updated, MSHA is keeping its emergency services available. MSHA noted that workers with emergencies and hazard complaints can call 1-800-746-1553.

Additionally, MSHA noted site visitors can call certain district offices during normal business, including these metal/nonmetal district offices:

1 North Central District
2 Northeastern District
3 Southeastern District
4 South Central District
5 Western District
6 Rocky Mountain District.

For more details, view the suspension notice at


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