The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) says federal inspectors issued 130 citations and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at 10 coal mines and five metal and nonmetal mines in October 2016.
Special impact inspections began in force in April 2010, and involve mines that merit increased agency attention and enforcement due to their poor compliance history or particular compliance concerns.
The inspections were conducted at mines in Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.
MSHA inspectors have conducted 1,238 impact inspections and issued 16,971 citations, 1,324 orders and 62 safeguards since April 2010.
MSHA’s Monthly Impact Inspection List for October 2016 is available here.