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Upper Big Branch Mine-South, Performance Coal Company

Performance Coal Company Upper Big Branch Mine-South April 5, 2010

 

Performance Coal Company
Upper Big Branch Mine-South
Massey Energy Company
Mine ID: 46-08436
Single Source Page


This Page Last Updated: 1/13/2014 12:30 p.m. EST
* Indicates Material Added

 

We are providing you with this single source page of information and resources regarding the Upper Big Branch Mine-South explosion which occurred on April 5, 2010. We will be adding material to this page as it becomes available. New additions will be noted and an indication that the page was updated will be posted on MSHA's home page as well.


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Current Additions (1/13/2014)

Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review *
Updates to the Corrective Action Plan have been added... — 1/13/2014

·  See Corrective Actions Update

Previous Additions

Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review
Updates to the Corrective Action Plan have been added... — 10/29/2013

·  See Corrective Actions Update

Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review
Updates to the Corrective Action Plan have been added... — 7/18/2013

·  See Corrective Actions Update

Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review
Updates to the Corrective Action Plan have been added... — 4/25/2013

·  See Corrective Actions Update

Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review
Updates to the Corrective Action Plan have been added... — 1/31/2013

·  See Corrective Actions Update

Action Undertaken to Address An Independent Panel Assessment of an
Internal Review of MSHA Enforcement Actions at the Upper Big Branch Mine South

·  See Response

Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review
Updates to the Corrective Action Plan have been added... — 11/15/2012

·  See Corrective Actions Update

Review of MSHA's Actions at the Upper Big Branch Mine-South
Additions to Appendix A have been added... — 11/15/2012

·  See Addition

MSHA Assistant Secretary Joseph Main Discusses the Two-Year Anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine Disaster at the Upper Big Branch Mine South — 4/5/2012

·  See Video

·  Read Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis' blog post about the two-year anniversary

An Independent Panel Assessment of An Internal Review of MSHA Enforcement Actions at the Upper Big Branch Mine South Requested by The Honorable Hilda L. Solis Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor — 3/23/2012

·  Letter from NIOSH to the Honorable Hilda L. Solis, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor

·  Independent Assessment Panel Report with Errata

·  Action Undertaken to Address An Independent Panel Assessment of an Internal Review of MSHA Enforcement Actions at the Upper Big Branch Mine South

Review of MSHA's Actions at the Upper Big Branch Mine-South — 3/6/2012

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration issued its Review of MSHA's Actions at the Upper Big Branch Mine-South

·  Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review Single Source Page
(To include appendices, Executive Summary, and link to related FOIA documents

·  Internal Review Related FOIA documents Single Source Page (2006 Longwall Plans)

·  Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review (Updated 1/31/2013)*

·  News Release

·  Audio track of the press conference call held 3/6/2012 (.wav file)

Fatal Accident Investigation Report and Related Information - 12/11/2011

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration issued its Report of Investigation of the fatal underground mine explosion occurring April 5, 2010, and related material.

·  Fatal Accident Report
(To include appendices, Executive Summary, and a Summary of Investigaton Powerpoint® show...)

·  Citations and Orders Issued

·  Proposed Assessment and Statement of Account 12/6/2011

·  Interview Transcripts

·  Interview Transcript Exhibits

·  Statements from Ricky Foster, Jack Roles, Everett Hager and Wayne Persinger

·  Record Books

·  Command Center Logs

·  Emergency Response Plan

·  Ventilation Plans (Includes Drill Holes, Gas Wells and Blasting)

·  Roof Control Plans (Plan Added 3/6/2012)

·  Training Plan

·  Accident Investigation Interviews (Mine Rescue Activities)

These are transcripts from 25 witness interviews of individuals that were called upon to attempt to rescue miners that were missing following the explosion at the mine on April 5, 2010.

·  View Transcripts

·  Investigative Report

Portable Methane and Multi-Gas Detectors Recovered from a Mine Explosion at Performance Coal Company Upper Big Branch Mine-South (MSHA ID 46-08436) Montcoal (Raleigh County), WV

·  Mine Accident Scenario Video

Download Video
(To download, right click link and save file to your pc.

·  News Release

·  Press Briefing Audio Track (.wav)

"Recent Additions" Archive


Resources

·  Data Retrieval System   

For more detailed information on this mine, please use this feature. There are reports on inspections, violations and more.

·  Citations, Orders and Safeguards Issued between January 2008 and April 5, 2010   

Citations, Orders, and Safeguards , to include redacted violation text for some of the orders.

·  Citations, Orders and Safeguards Issued December 6, 2011   

This application will return a page similar to what is found in Mine Data Retrieval System for violations. The actual citation/order is linked from the violation number.

·  Proposed Assessment and Statement of Account 12/6/2011

·  General Mining Statistics

This page is a gateway to various web pages containing information on current and past mining statistics, including fatality charts, Mine Accident, Injury, Illness, Employment and Coal Production Statistics, and more.

·  Mine Safety and Health at a Glance

·  Mine Emergency Operations Overview

·  Citation and Order Explanations

·  Pattern of Violations Single Source Page

·  Briefing by Department of Labor, MSHA on Disaster at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine-South (reposted)

Upper Big Branch Mine-South Documents

·  Fatalgram

·  Legal Identity Reports

·  Base Training Plan - Dated 1/30/2007

·  Addendum to Base Training Plan - Dated 09/24/2009

·  Emergency Response Plan (ERP)

·  Base Ventilation Plan, Maps and Revisions

·  Simplified Mine Map (Upper Big Branch Mine-South) - Updated 4/9/2010

·  Company Mine Map Part 1 (Upper Big Branch Mine-South) (Very Large File)

·  Company Mine Map Part 2 (Upper Big Branch Mine-South) (Very Large File)

·  Mine Map with Victim Locations (Upper Big Branch Mine-South)

·  List of Re-entry Updates

·  Preliminary Reports of Accident - Updated 12/3/2010

Inspection Related Material

·  Upper Big Branch Mine-South Regular Inspection Reports (10/11/2005 - 4/5/2010)

·  Upper Big Branch Mine-South - South Spot Inspections (10/5/2005 - 3/4/2010)

·  Upper Big Branch Mine-South - South Non-Injury Accident Investigations (3/13/2006 - 11/30/2009)

·  Upper Big Branch Mine-South - South Miscellaneous Inspections
(Technical, Hazardous Conditions, 110(c) and 110(d), Non-Chargeable, and Office Generated Violations)

·  103(j) - 103(k) Order Issued (4/05/2010 - 6/28/2010)

·  Upper Big Branch Mine-South Withdrawal Orders (3/7/2008 - 3/24/2010)

·  Upper Big Branch Mine-South Part 50 Audit (6/7/2010 - 9/7/2010)

Upper Big Branch Mine-South Data (As of 4/5/2010)

·  UBB, District, National Charts

·  Mine Fatality and Injury Summary

·  Mine Violation Summary

·  Mine Civil Penalty Summary

·  Mine Inspection Summary

Massey Energy Data (As of 4/5/2010)

·  Massey Energy Violation Summary

·  Massey Energy Civil Penalty Summary

·  Massey Energy - Current List of Mines

Underground Bituminous Coal Mine Data (As of 4/5/2010)

·  Underground Bituminous Coal Mine Violation Summary

·  Underground Bituminous Coal Mine Fatality and Injury Summary

Statements

·  Statement of President Barack Obama (in English) (in Spanish)

·  Statement by Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith regarding ongoing investigation of Upper Big Branch Mine-South explosion, January 18, 2011

·  Statement of Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, April 6, 2010

·  Statement of Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, April 5, 2010

·  Statement of US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on the death of 29 miners at Upper Big Branch South Mine

·  Statement of US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Upper Big Branch Mine-South and pattern of violation status

·  Statement by US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis regarding meeting with President Obama on West Virginia mine disaster

·  President Obama's remarks on West Virginia mine disaster and mine safety    - See Video Clip    - See Remarks

·  To the Families of Big Branch Mine: "Our Hearts Ache Alongside You"
(President Obama at Memorial Service for Miners)

·  Statement of Joseph A. Main, Assistant Secretary Of Labor for Mine Safety And Health Before the Committee On Health, Education, Labor And Pensions - United States Senate - March 31, 2011

News Releases

·  US Labor Department's MSHA cites corporate culture as root cause of Upper Big Branch Mine-South disaster
Massey issued 369 citations and orders with $10.8 million in civil penalties

·  MSHA to hold public briefing June 29 on investigation of Upper Big Branch Mine-South explosion

·  Court rules in favor of MSHA in UMWA challenge to public hearings

·  MSHA outlines hearing process in investigation of Upper Big Branch Mine-South explosion

·  MSHA announces series of public meetings to bolster transparency in investigation of Upper Big Branch Mine-South explosion

·  US Labor Department's MSHA expands Upper Big Branch explosion investigation team, names internal review team
Anonymous tip line established to gather additional information about blast

·  Independent team of occupational safety experts to examine MSHA's internal review following explosion at
Upper Big Branch Mine-South

·  MSHA appoints team to investigate Upper Big Branch South Mine explosion