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West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

 Safety Inspections and Violations 

 Inspections - 2005

        Coal Independent  
Inspection Type Underground Surface Quarry Handling Contractor Total
Regular: 737 331 213 297 8 1,586
Investigations: 198 21 7 16 54 296
Complaints: 93 35 1 10 27 166
Electrical: 144 10 27 37 10 228
Shaft & Slope: 7       40 47
Roof Control: 245       2 247
Idle: 71 25 8 22   126
Safety Contact: 202 44 14 62 401 723
Other: 660 116 30 105 1,397 2,308
Total: 2,357 582 300 549 1,939 5,727

Total Violations - 2005

Violation Type Cited Violation Type Cited Violation Type Cited
Mine Maps: 46 Coal/Rock Dust: 468 Electricity: 2,853
Ventilation: 441 Roof/Face/Ribs: 902 Safe. Mech. Eq.: 540
Equipment: 2,037 Expl./Blasting: 58 Sf. Struct./Pract.: 430
Foreman: 189 Prot. Clothing: 37 Auger Mining: 1
Fire Boss: 80 Transportation: 804 Ug. Workings: 4
Highwalls: 2 Excavating: 21 Tipples/Cleaning: 139
Drilling: 1 Dust (Surface): 16 Misc. Safety Prov.: 585
Haulage: 113 Comp. Gases: 54 Gen. Safety Prov.: 227
First Aid: 14 Fire Protection: 140 Other Safety Prov.: 3,066
Hoisting: 3        
Violation Totals Cited
Inspector Issued: 10,749
Computer Generated: 2,522
Total Cited: 13,271


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