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  • US mine regulator announces March 2024 impact inspection results

    07 May 2024

    The US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration completed impact inspections at 14 mines in 11 states in March 2024, issuing 199 violations and one safeguard.­­ The agency began conducting impact inspections after a 2010 explosion killed 29 miners in West Virginia. The latest round of inspections identified 74 significant & substantial failures and four unwarrantable failure findings....

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  • Impact inspections at 13 mines in February 2024 identify 58 significant, substantial violations

    26 March 2024

    The US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced it completed impact inspections at 13 mines in nine states in February 2024, identifying 207 violations. The agency began conducting impact inspections after an April 2010 explosion in West Virginia at the Upper Big Branch Mine killed 29 miners....

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  • Two separate coal mine incidents kill 16

    15 March 2024

    Two separate coal mine accidents killed 16 people in a 24-hour period in China on 11 & 12 March. Chinese state media said seven people were killed after a coal bunker collapsed in the country’s Shanxi province while nine people died just hours later following a gas explosion at a mine in the eastern Anhui province....

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  • US Department of Labor issues 188 violations in latest impact inspections at 15 mines

    27 February 2024

    The US Department of Labor has announced that its Mine Safety and Health Administration completed impact inspections at 15 mines in 10 states in January 2024, issuing 188 violations. The agency began conducting impact inspections after an April 2010 explosion in West Virginia at the Upper Big Branch Mine killed 29 miners....

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  • US Mine Safety and Health Administration identifies chronic violator in 2023 screening process

    06 February 2024

    The US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has released the results of its second 2023 Pattern of Violations (POV) screening to identify chronic violators and mine operators demonstrating a disregard for the health and safety of miners. This was the first time that the agency conducted more than one POV screening in a single calendar year....

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Impact inspections highlights safety issues at 16 mines with histories of repeated health, safety violations 30 January 2024

The US Department of Labor has announced that its Mine Safety and Health Administration completed impact inspections at 16 mines in 11 states in December 2023, issuing 247 violations. The agency began conducting impact inspections after an April 2010 explosion in West Virginia at the Upper Big Branch Mine killed 29 miners....

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Impact inspections at 14 US mines result in 52 significant & substantial and 6 unwarrantable failure findings 02 January 2024

The US Department of Labor has announced the results of the latest impact inspections conducted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. The agency completed inspections at 14 mines in 10 states in November 2023, issuing 184 violations and one safeguard....

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US Department of Labor announces findings of latest mine impact inspections across 10 states 28 November 2023

The US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration completed impact inspections at 13 mines in 10 states in October 2023, issuing 215 violations. MSHA began impact inspections after an April 2010 explosion in West Virginia at the Upper Big Branch Mine killed 29 miners....

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Coal mine fire leaves 46 dead in Kazakhstan 07 November 2023

A fire in a ArcelorMittal coal mine in Kazakhstan killed 46 people on 28 October. The fire at the steel giant’s Kostenco mine in Kazakhstan's eastern Karaganda Region is reported to have started after a methane explosion occurred underground....

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Inspections at mines in seven US states identify more than 120 health & safety violations 03 November 2023

The US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced the results of its latest series of impact inspections at mines across the US. The agency completed inspections at nine mines in seven states in September 2023, issuing 123 violations....

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