ARLINGTON, Va. —The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that federal inspectors issued 127 citations and six orders during special impact inspections conducted at 12 coal mines in October.
The monthly inspections, which began in force in April 2010 after the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine, involve mines that merit increased agency attention and enforcement due to their poor compliance history or particular compliance concerns.
Since April 2010, MSHA has conducted 835 impact inspections and issued 13,267 citations, 1,200 orders and 55 safeguards.
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Release Number: 14-2172-NAT