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MSHA announces results of May impact inspections

MSHA News Brief: [06/24/2015]

Who: Mine Safety and Health Administration

What: The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today that federal inspectors issued 176 citations during special impact inspections in May at 10 coal mines and seven metal and nonmetal mines.

Where: MSHA conducted impact inspections at mines in Alabama, California, Kentucky, Illinois, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Background: Monthly impact inspections began in force in April 2010 at mines that merit increased agency attention and enforcement due to their poor compliance history or particular compliance concerns. MSHA inspectors have conducted 951 impact inspections and issued 14,422 citations, 1,247 orders and 56 safeguards since these inspections began.

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Editor's Note: MSHA’s Monthly Impact Inspection List for May 2015 is available online.


Media Contacts:
Amy Louviere, 202-693-9423, louviere.amy@dol.gov
Release Number: 15-1266-NAT