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

News Brief Posted: [7/27/2016]

Who:               U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration

What:             The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today that federal inspectors issued 114 citations and four orders during special impact inspections conducted at 11 coal mines and six metal and nonmetal mines in June.

Where:           MSHA conducted special impact inspections at mines in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, 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 1,173 impact inspections and issued 16,429 citations, 1,317 orders and 60 safeguards.

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

Media Contact:

Amy Louviere, 202-693-9423, louviere.amy@dol.gov

Release Number: 16-1574-NAT