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

West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

  Inspections and Violations 

 Inspections - 2006

TOTAL INSPECTIONS CONDUCTED IN 2006
by TYPE of INSPECTION
             
        Coal Independent  
  Underground Surface Quarry Handling Contractor TOTAL
             
Regular: 780 386 213 336 8 1,723
Investigation: 251 27 3 14 41 336
Complaints: 113 37   9 16 175
Electrical: 203 74 55 70 12 414
Shaft & Slope: 6       22 28
Roof Control: 196 1     1 198
Idle: 59 28 11 12   110
Safety Contact: 82 35 1 16 185 319
Other: 988 229 39 186 1,071 2,513
Total: 2,678 817 322 643 1,356 5,816

Total Violations - 2006

Safety Violations Cited for All Mines - 2006
 
Violation Type Cited   Violation Type Cited   Violation Type Cited
Mine Maps: 36   Coal/Rock Dust: 587   Electricity: 3,316
Ventilation: 624   Roof/Face/Ribs: 892   Safe. Mech. Eq.: 629
Equipment: 2,070   Expl./Blasting: 44   Sf. Struct./Pract.: 441
Foreman: 291   Prot. Clothing: 28   Auger Mining: 2
Fire Boss: 113   Transportation: 992   Ug. Workings: 2
Highwalls: 7   Excavating: 12   Tipples/Cleaning: 192
Drilling:     Dust (Surface): 13   Misc. Safety Prov.: 679
Haulage: 113   Comp. Gases: 66   Gen. Safety Prov.: 168
First Aid: 29   Fire Protection: 181   Other Safety Prov.: 3,115
Hoisting: 16            
Violation Totals Cited
Inspector Issued: 12,258
Computer Generated: 2,399
Total Cited: 14,657

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