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US Mine Safety and Health Administration announces results of special impact inspections at 21 mines in August

MSHA News Brief: [09/28/2015]

Who:               U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration 

What:             The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today that federal inspectors issued 193 citations and 13 orders during special impact inspections conducted at 14 coal mines and seven metal and nonmetal mines in August.

Where:           MSHA conducted special impact inspections at mines in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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. Since then, MSHA inspectors have conducted 1,008 impact inspections and issued 14,979 citations, 1,269 orders and 57 safeguards.

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


Media Contacts:
Amy Louviere, 202-693-9423,
Release Number: 15-1924-NAT