WV Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training

2006 Mine Accident and Safety

IMPORTANT WEB LINKS

Last revised:  03/12/12 12:04 PM


NOTE TO MEDIA: Many of the links provided below are useful sites, but not maintained by the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training. We offer these links as a reference to aid in newsgathering.  However we cannot be responsible for information contained on pages not maintained by the Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training. 

Please direct questions to Jama L. Jarrett, spokeswoman, at 304-558-2003, ext. 341.  

* Indicates a site not affiliated with the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training.

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin – Online News Room

http://www.wvgov.org/newsroom.cfm
 

West Virginia Mine Safety Regulations

Regulation_Updates

West Virginia Mining Permits (summary of those issued)

Permits

Summary of West Virginia fatal mining accidents from 1997 through present

Fatal Accidents

West Virginia coal mining statistics from 1996 through 2008

Statistics 

General West Virginia coal mining facts

wvcoalfacts

West Virginia Coal Association (requires free Adobe Reader software):

http://www.wvcoal.com/resources/pdfs/coalfacts2005.pdf

Glossary of coal mining terms*

Kentucky Coal Education:

http://www.coaleducation.org/glossary.htm

Pennsylvania Bureau of Deep Mine Safety:

http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/minres/dms/website/training/glossary.html
 

A brief history and timeline of West Virginia coal mining and safety enforcement

WV Coal History

Job descriptions for West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training mine safety personnel

Job Discriptions

Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration*

http://www.msha.gov/

MSHA Sago Mine accident information*

http://www.msha.gov/sagomine/sagomine.asp

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection*

http://www.dep.state.wv.us/

West Virginia Coal Association*

http://www.wvcoal.com/

U.S. Mine Rescue Association*

http://www.usmra.com/

West Virginia facts – general, tourism and trivia*

http://www.wvtourism.com/spec.aspx?pgID=8

The State of West Virginia and the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training does not maintain these sites and is not responsible for their content or management. If you would like to report a problem, please call the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training at 304.558.1425.

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