In Attendance From MSHA
Twenty years as the Director of Safety and Health with REXCO Inc. a Port Lavaca, Texas based company servicing The Alumina Industry. Specializing in raw material handling, process maintenance and civil construction activities. Two years as Senior Safety Advisor with Bullock, Bennett Associates an Aus-tin, Texas based engineering firm. Specializing in geotechnical, environmental and civil construction activities for the mining industry. Four years as a MSHA Inspector in the San Antonio Field Office. Four years as a Dis-trict Conference and Litigation Representative. Current position is the Supervisor Special Investigations for the South Central District.
Current Acting District Manager and great grandson of John Haney. His great grandfather was a miner at a rock crusher plant South of Chico, Texas. In, July of 1948, John was fatally injured ten minutes before the end of his shift, leaving behind his wife and multiple young children. Will followed in his families footsteps becoming the 4th generation to work in the North Texas mines. In 2005, he started his career with MSHA and has held positions of Inspector, Field Office Supervisor, Accident In-vestigator, CLR, Health Specialist and Assistant District Manager. His experiences throughout his career have furthered his belief that operators of mines with the assistance of the miners have the primary re-sponsibility to prevent the existence of unsafe and unhealthful conditions and practices in their mines.