US Mine Safety and Health Administration announces results of special impact inspections in May 2016

News Brief Posted [June 30 2016]

Who:               U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration

What:             The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today that federal inspectors issued 89 citations during special impact inspections conducted at 13 coal mines and one metal and nonmetal mine in May.

Where:           MSHA conducted special impact inspections at mines in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Utah, 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. Since then, MSHA inspectors have conducted 1,156 impact inspections and issued 16,315 citations, 1,313 orders and 60 safeguards.

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Editor’s Note: MSHA’s Monthly Impact Inspection List for May 2016 is available here.

Media Contact:

Amy Louviere, 202-693-9423,

Release Number: 16-1406-NAT