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West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

 Safety Inspections and Violations 

 Inspections - 2003

Type of       Coal Independent  
Inspection Underground Surface Quarry Handling Contractor TOTAL
             
Regular: 680 325 182 316 49 1,552
Investigations: 196 22 5 16 28 267
Complaints: 35 7 1 8 7 58
Electrical: 116 8 1 26 6 157
Shaft & Slope: 3       7 10
Roof Control: 388 1       389
Idle: 94 35 17 30 1 177
Safety Contact: 133 67 12 77 651 940
Other: 649 96 7 128 1,357 2,237
Total: 2,294 561 225 601 2,106 5,787

Total Violations - 2003

Violation Type Cited   Violation Type Cited   Violation Type Cited
Mine Maps: 22   Coal/Rock Dust: 294   Electricity: 1,778
Ventilation: 383   Roof/Face/Ribs: 726   Safe. Mech. Eq.: 398
Equipment: 391   Expl./Blasting: 27   Sf. Struct./Pract.: 217
Foreman: 176   Prot. Clothing: 17   Auger Mining: 2
Fire Boss: 71   Transportation: 622   Ug. Workings: 4
Highwalls: 4   Excavating: 5   Tipples/Cleaning: 118
Drilling: 2   Dust (Surface): 8   Misc. Safety Prov.: 388
Haulage: 69   Comp. Gases: 32   Gen. Safety Prov.: 151
First Aid: 24   Fire Protection: 118   Other Safety Prov.: 3,844
Hoisting: 14            
Violation Totals Cited
Inspector Issued: 6,539
Computer Generated: 3,366
Total Cited: 9,905


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