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CSR 56-3  Emergency Rule - Governing the Safety of Those Employed in and Around Surface Mines in West Virginia

CSR 56-23  Emergency Rule - Operating Diesel Equipment in Underground Mines in West Virginia

CSR 56-08  Emergency Rule - Submission and Approval of a Comprehensive Mine Safety Program for Coal Mining Operations in West Virginia

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CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES FOR LAID OFF MINE FOREMEN - Interested individuals should contact the appropriate regional office for dates and time of retraining classes.  There will be NO CHARGE for the class.
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ELECTRICAL RETRAINING CLASS for LAID OFF  miners.  Contact the appropriate regional office for dates and time of retraining classes.  There will be NO CHARGE for the class.
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Do You Know a coal miner who would like to become a WV State Mine Inspector or Safety Instructor?  Go to this page for more information.


The West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training is responsible for the enforcement of the West Virginia Mine Safety Laws and Regulations (Chapter 22A Code of WV).  Learn more about our agency from our Informational page or from our Agency Mission Statement page.
 

WHAT'S  


Mine Inspectors' Examinations - Be advised that with the passage of S.B. 687, the Mine Inspectors' Examining Board duties will be absorbed by the Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety, effective July 1, 2017.

Contact information for the Mine Inspectors' Exam information will be directed to:

Mallory K. Yates Hicks, Secretary  (304) 550-0439 or (304) 558-9105
     Mallory.K.Yates@wv.gov

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Charleston, WV  25311

2019 SUMMARY
Updated April 16, 2019

Coal Production Reported as of
TOTAL 
Underground 
Surface 
Quarry    

Number of Mines Reporting QUARTERLY Production to date

Number of Employees 

Total 
Underground 
Surface
Quarry 
Prep Plant 
Contractors 

Number of Accidents:
Data entry through 04/09/2019
No Lost Time Accidents: 52
Lost Time Accidents:  143
Total of Non-Fatal Accidents  196

Fatal Accidents:   1
Statewide Accident Frequency Rate: 

2018 SUMMARY
Updated April 12, 2019

Coal Production Reported
Data entry through 04/11/2019

TOTAL  104,868,104
Underground  84,564,382
Surface  20,303,722
Quarry   15,584,682 

Number of Mines Reporting QUARTERLY Production to date through 4th Quarter - October, November & December, 2018
132
mines

Number of Employees 
Data entry through
04/11/2019

Total  52,201
Underground  10,222
Surface  3,242
Quarry  575
Prep Plant  1,749
Contractors  36,413

Number of Accidents:
Data entry through 3/16/2019
No Lost Time Accidents: 249
Lost Time Accidents:  498
Total of Non-Fatal Accidents  747

Fatal Accidents:   4
Statewide Accident Frequency Rate:  3.06

 

PRESTIGIOUS SAFETY AWARD WINNERS

 2018 MOUNTAINEER
GUARDIAN AWARD LUNCHEON
46th ANNUAL WV MINING SYMPOSIUM
CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER,
CHARLESTON, WV

2018 Eustace E. Frederick Milestones
of Safety Award presented
January 29, 2019 Co-Winners
ACI Tygart Valley - Leer Mine
 
Tunnel Ridge LLC - Tunnel Ridge Mine / Prep Plant Complex

2018 Bart B. Lay, Jr. Milestones
of Safety Award presented
January 29, 2019  to:
Coal Mac LLC - Holden #22 Surface & Plant Complex


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