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

West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

 Safety Inspections and Violations 

 Inspections - 2002

Type of Inspection Underground Surface Quarry Coal Handling Independent Contractor TOTAL
Regular: 751 291 180 312 26 1,560
Investigations: 155 14 1 9 25 204
Complaints: 39 9 1 4 2 55
Electrical: 153 2 2 4 6 167
Shaft & Slope: 3       1 4
Roof Control: 376 5   2 2 385
Idle: 88 16 17 15   136
Other: 631 97 26 122 1,377 2,253
Total: 2,196 434 227 468 1,439 4,764

Total Violations - 2002

Violation Type Cited   Violation Type Cited   Violation Type Cited
Mine Maps: 12   Coal/Rock Dust: 373   Electricity: 2,164
Ventilation: 417   Roof/Face/Ribs: 703   Safe. Mech. Eq.: 415
Equipment: 1,037   Expl./Blasting: 31   Sf. Struct./Pract.: 198
Foreman: 161   Prot. Clothing: 10   Auger Mining: 3
Fire Boss: 84   Transportation: 722   Ug. Workings: 1
Highwalls: 9   Excavating: 13   Tipples/Cleaning: 86
Drilling: 5   Dust (Surface): 18   Misc. Safety Prov.: 370
Haulage: 73   Comp. Gases: 64   Gen. Safety Prov.: 157
First Aid: 17   Fire Protection: 95   Other Safety Prov.: 1,318
Hoisting: 4            
Violation Totals Cited
Inspector Issued: 7,956
Computer Generated: 604
Total Cited: 8,560



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