Mining Safety

MSHA Issues 285 Citations At Mines In November

Dec 27, 2012

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal mining regulators issued 285 citations during November impact inspections.

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration said Thursday it also issued 11 orders following inspections at nine coal mines and seven other mines.

MSHA issued 23 citations and seven orders at TRC Mining Corp. No. 2 mine in Letcher County, Ky. Violations included failing to follow the ventilation plan, seal maintenance or pre-shift examinations.