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MSHA announces results of April impact inspections

MSHA News Brief: [05/28/2015]

Participant:   Mine Safety and Health Administration

Description:  The Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that federal inspectors issued 107 citations and one order during special impact inspections conducted at 17 coal mines and one metal and nonmetal mine in April.

Background:  The monthly inspections, which began in force in April 2010, 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 934 impact inspections and issued 14,246 citations, 1,247 orders and 56 safeguards. 

Impact inspections were conducted at mines in Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Media Contact:
Amy Louviere, 202-693-9423, louviere.amy@dol.gov
Release Number: 15-1035-NAT