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MSHA announces results of special impact inspections at 17 mines in September

MSHA News Brief: [10/27/2015]

US Mine Safety and Health Administration announces results of special impact inspections at 17 mines in September

Who:               U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration

What:             The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today that federal inspectors issued 133 citations and 12 orders during special impact inspections conducted at 10 coal mines and seven metal and nonmetal mines in September.

Where:           MSHA conducted special impact inspections at mines in Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, 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 1,025 impact inspections and issued 15,112 citations, 1,281 orders and 57 safeguards.

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

Media Contacts:
Amy Louviere, 202-693-9423, louviere.amy@dol.gov
Release Number: 15-2103-NAT