Mine Safety and Health Administration announces results of 5 months of impact inspections

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 21, 2010

Follow up to Mine Safety and Health Administration – Upper Big Branch Mine-South Single Source Page, this news release: “The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that, from April through August, the agency conducted “impact inspections” at 111 coal and metal/nonmetal mines throughout the country designated by the agency as having safety or health issues. During that time, enforcement personnel issued 2,660 violations, 45 percent of which were classified as significant and substantial. These targeted inspections are part of an aggressive enforcement strategy launched in the wake of the worst mining disaster in almost 40 years.”

  • View the chart of the mines that were inspected
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