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MSHA issues 130 citations, 13 orders during August inspections at coal, other mines
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, November 1, 2013 2:07 PM EST
Federal mining regulators issued 130 citations during September impact inspections.
MSHA issued 25 citations and 13 orders at Red River Coal Co.'s No. 1 Prep Plant in Wise County, Va.
The mine operator was cited for failing to conduct adequate on-shift examinations and to record, report and correct hazardous conditions.
Mines in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Colorado and Massachusetts also received citations.
The inspections began in 2010 after a mine explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia that killed 29 coal miners.
Since then MSHA has conducted 666 inspections and issued 11,133 citations and 1,031 orders.