Beaver, WV 25813
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ATTENTION ALL COAL MINES:
Improvements in roof control technology have led to a significant reduction in ground fall fatalities. Despite these gains, roof and rib falls continue to be a leading cause of accidents and injuries in underground coal mines. So far this year two continuous miner operators have lost their lives due to rib rolls.
MSHA’s Preventative Roof/Rib Outreach Program (PROP) is intended to increase awareness of the hazards that can lead to ground fall accidents and injuries and the precautions necessary to prevent them. To facilitate this exchange, MSHA has scheduled a roof control PROP Meeting.
The PROP Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 1, at the National Mine Academy in Beaver, WV. The meeting will start at 8:00 am and is free to the public.
The intended audience for this PROP Meeting includes, but is not limited to, coal mine operators, coal miners, miners’ representatives, supervisors, mine examiners, engineers, state inspectors and safety department staff. Material and presentations will be provided by MSHA Technical Support and MSHA headquarters staff. Topics will address issues pertinent to ground conditions and mining practices commonly found in the southern West Virginia coalfields.
Note: Attendance at this seminar qualifies for 6 Professional Development Hours (PDH).
Questions regarding this seminar and confirmation of your attendance should be directed to the Jon Braenovich (304) 256-3217 and/or Matilda Collins (304) 256-3345 at the National Mine Academy.