Date this page was last updated:  03/12/2012

West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

 Safety Inspections and Violations

Inspections - 2000

Type of       Coal Independent  
Inspection Underground Surface Quarry Handling Contractor TOTAL
Regular: 728 221 105 283 79 1,416
Investigations: 122 12 4 15 28 181
Complaints: 18 16 1 7 7 49
Electrical: 152 4 1 13 1 171
Shaft & Slope: 2 0 0 0 4 6
Roof Control: 491 1 0 0 0 492
Idle: 87 51 26 19 2 185
Other: 772 92 43 126 728 1,761
Total: 2,372 397 180 463 849 4,261

Total Violations - 2000

Violation Type Cited   Violation Type Cited   Violation Type Cited
Mine Maps: 19   Coal/Rock Dust: 441   Electricity: 2,352
Ventilation: 392   Roof/Face/Ribs: 808   Safe. Mech. Eq.: 430
Equipment: 1,149   Expl./Blasting: 30   Sf. Struct./Pract.: 318
Foreman: 133   Prot. Clothing: 14   Auger Mining: 2
Fire Boss: 69   Transportation: 721   Ug. Workings: 4
Highwalls: 2   Excavating: 9   Tipples/Cleaning: 164
Drilling: 3   Dust (Surface): 6   Misc. Safety Prov.: 377
Haulage: 61   Comp. Gases: 55   Gen. Safety Prov.: 92
First Aid: 18   Fire Protection: 84   Other Safety Prov.: 1,138
Hoisting: 1            
Violation Totals Cited
Inspector Issued: 8,893
Computer Generated: 634
Total Cited: 9,527



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