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MSHA Internal Audit Reports, 2010 Region 8 -- Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, northern Missouri, and Wisconsin PART 2 of 2 Table of Contents Vincennes, IN Field Office -- p 2

U.S. Department of Labor

Mine Safety and Health Administration 11 00 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, Virginia 22209-3939

AUG 2 4 2010
MEMORANDUM FOR ROBERT L. PHILLIPS Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations Mine Safety and Health THROUGH: PETERJ.MONTALI Acting Director of Accountability-f(J Mine Safety and Health

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FROM:

JERRY J. KISSELL ~ ~~ ....Q,_ BILLY RANDOLPH ~ Q ARLIE A. WEBB Accountability Specialists

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SUBJECT:

Introduction

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MSHA Office of Accountability Audit; Coal District 8, Vincennes. IN Field O f f i c e -

This memorandum summarizes the Office of Accountability audit of the subject district office. field office, and mine. Audit subjects included MSHA field activities, level of enforcement, Field Activity Reviews (FARs), Accompanied Activities (AAs), MSHA supervisory and managerial oversight, mine plans, and the conditions and practices at the mine. The audit was conducted by Accountability Specialists Arlie A. Webb, Jerry Kissell, Acting Accountability Specialist Billy Rand~ Acting Director of the Office of Accountability . Positive findings and Peter J. Montali during the week o~ issues requiring attention are included in this audit report.

Overview
The district audit was conducted fro~ throug~ and included a review of administrative, technical, and other areas such a~llnvestigations and the ACRI Program. The field office audit was conducted or-.... and the on-site . Accompanying the audit team were portion of the audit was conducted o~ , the team accompanied the inspection party to th~ On-site examinations included record books, number one unit super section (MMU 001 and MMU 005), workin~ faces, feeders, power center, storage sleds for tools and supplies, conveyor belts, 1st 42" West belt drive, 1st 42"d South drive, 5th Main West belt, 1-A belt drive, and selected return air courses. Portions of the primary and alternate escapeways were walked. Rockdust applications appeared to be adequately
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applied in all areas traveled. Also examined were two refuge alternative chambers, escapeway map, compliance with Emergency Response Plan, lifelines, signage, SelfContained, Self-Rescuer caches, and fire suppression systems.

0~ · the team accompanied the inspection party to t h e On-site examinations included record books, MMU 001-0, imminent danger run, roof control, escapeway maps, and communications. The team observed the mining cycle and roof bolting operations. The team also examined the 3rd Main Northwest section belt, 2"d Main Northwest belt, 1 North East belt, and fire suppression systems.

S&S Rate Comparison
S&S rates for the Vincennes field office and the district as a whole were lower than national levels for FY2008 and 2009, as well as to-date in FY201 0.

S&S Rate Comp_arison
Fiscal Year 2008 2009 201 0 (to date) Vincennes, IN Field Office 22.6% 30.6% 24.2% District 08 24.6% 30.2% 24.8% National Average 34.0% 35.0% 33.4%

Time and Activity Comparison
Time distribution for E01 inspections at surface facilities conducted out of the Vincennes, Indiana field office from FY2008 to date in FY2010 is comparable to national levels. At this point in FY20 10, an average of 67.10 percent of the total inspection time is spent on-site.

Time Distribution (Percent) - E01
Travel 2008
Nafl Avg 2008

lns~tions

at Surface Facilities
Citations Issued Off-site 0.19% 0.30% 0% 0.20% 0.98% 0.39% Total Percent* 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

Other 18.86% 18.56% 16.69% 16.93% 11.07% 16.06%

Total On-Site 64.62% 64.07% 70.25% 65.88% 67.10% 65.98%

2009
Nat'l Avg 2009

201 O(to date)
Nafl Avg 2010

16.33% 17.06% 13.07% 16.99% 20.84% 17.56%

Citations Issued On-site 7.74% 5.82% 3.28% 5.40% 6.15% 4.84%

*Total on-site t1me 1ncludes citations ISsued on-s1te.

At this point in FY2010, an average of 70.41 percent of the total inspection time is being spent on-site at surface mines, which is well above the national average.

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Time Distribution (Percent) - E01 Inspections at Surface Mines
Travel 2008 Nat'l Avg 2008 2009 Nat'l Avg 2009 201 0(to date) Nat'l Avg 2010 20.57% 18.74% 17.29% 18.83% 18.09% 18.90% Other 14.07% 16.88% 16.13% 14.64% 11.35% 13.45% Total On-Site 65.26% 64.00% 66.50% 66.14% 70.41% 67.10% Citations Issued On-site 6.95% 5.14% 5.94% 5.01% 6.56% 4.52% Citations Issued Off-site 0.10% 0.38% 0.08% 0.39% 0.15% 0.55% Total Percent* 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

• Total on-site t1me mcludes citations 1ssued on-s1te.

Time distribution for E01 inspections at underground mines from FY2008 to present is also improving. At this point in FY201 0, an average of 70.41 percent of the total inspection time is being spent on-site at surface mines, which is well above the national average.

Time Distribution Percent) - E01 Inspections at Underground Mines
Travel 2008 Nafl Avg 2008 2009 Nafl Avg 2009 201 0(to date) Nafl Avg 2010 12.05% 15.44% 11.77% 15.43% 12.01% 15.99% Other 18.17% 18.28% 15.47% 16.97% 10.37% 15.43% Total On-Site 69.43% 65.80% 72.48% 67.20% 77.33% 68.11% Citations Issued On-site 6.48% 6.30% 7.24% 5.94% 6.53% 5.77% Citations Issued Off-site 0.35% 0.49% 0.29% 0.40% 0.29% 0.47% Total Percent* 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

• Total on-s1te t1me 1ncludes c1tat10ns ISSued on-s1te.

Audit Results
The audit revealed positive findings in several areas, including the following: 1. MSHA personnel conducted them selves in a professional and courteous manner to the OA and the mine operator at all times 2. Complete and thorough discussions of violations and evaluations were observed. 3. Mine plans kept at the district and field office were complete, legible, and easily understood. 4. Rock dust appeared adequate in all areas traveled by the audit team. The audit also revealed several issues that require corrective actions, including the following:

1. A review of the two previous E01 inspections at the subject mines indicate that evaluations for gravity, negligence, number of persons affected, and the overall level of enforcement is not commensurate with the nature of the violations cited. (See Attachment C)

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2. Reports of Field Activity Reviews and Accompanied Activities did not contain sufficient documentation to give feedback to inspection personnel for improvement. 3. The required number of annual supervisory/managerial mine visits were not conducting during FY 2009. (See Item No. 3) 4. Numerous 103(i) inspections were conducted on consecutive (back to back) Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at mines in District 8. (See Item No. 14) 5. The MSIS system was not being kept up to date regarding methane liberation for mines classified as 103(i). (See Item No. 14) 6. The Special Investigations Department closed at least three 110(c) investigations by citing a "lack of resources" during FY2009. (See Items No. 13 and 26) 7. It could not be determined if the effectiveness of the corrective action plans resulting from Headquarters and District level Accountability Reviews conducted during FY2009 were being monitored by the District Manager on an ongoing basis. (See Items No. 66 and 67) 8. A conflict of interest exists in the Vincennes Field Office in tha~ (Administrative Information Bulletin No. AOB-12, DPR Chapter 310- Employment of Relatives, Aracoma Internal Review)

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Attachments

A. B.

Office of Accountability Checklist with comments, recommendations, and references Citations/Orders issued during this audit 75.1714-7(a) 1. 75.807 2. 75.1731(b) 3. 75.400 4. 75.1909(b)(5) 5. 75.1100-3 6. 75.1914(e) 7. 75.202(a) 8. 75.11 01-8(c) 9. 75.1507(a)(9) 10. 75.1507 11. 75.1507 12. 75.363(b) 13. 75.1714-7(a) 14. 75.1403 15. 75.202(a) 16. 75.1100-1 (f)(2) 17. 75.1101-8(c) 18. 75.514 19. 75.1101-8(c) 20. 75.333(h) 21. 75.11 00-1 (f)(2) 22. 75.1100-3 23. 75.202(a) 24. 75.1100-2(b) 25. 75.1103-9(d) 26. 75.333(b) 27. 75.517 28. 75.11 03-9(a)(2) 29. 75.1731(b) 30. 75.1103-9(d) 31. 75.1403-5(g) 32. 75.1731(b) 33. 75.11 01-7(b) 34. 75.1502(c)(1 )(iii) 35. Enforcement actions with questionable evaluations Photographs taken during audit

C. D.

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1.

Evaluate supervisory review of inspection reports and documentation for completeness.

Adequate

D

Inadequate

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Not Applicable

Comments Below

Inspection reports appear to be complete and document that all areas of the mines were inspected. However, the narrative of numerous citations, along with the inspector's notes, do not support the evaluation of gravity, negligence, number o~ns affected, or level of enforcement. (See Attachment C) In addition Event Numbe~ contained numerous instances where the inspector did not note the arrival time at the mine site. These deficiencies should have been identifie~ and corrected.

Reference- General Coal Mine Inspection Procedures and Inspection Tracking System (PH-08-V-1), Page9

2. Adequate

Determine if supervisors address report deficiencies immediately

D

Inadequate

0

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below

See Item Number 1 above. (See also Attachment C)

3.

Determine if supervisors/ managers are visiting each assigned mine at least annually Comments Below Adequate Inadequate Not Applicable

D

0

D

Records indicate that all producing underground mines in the district were visited by a supervisor or manager during FY2009. However, less than half of the producing surface mines and producing surface facilities were visited. Of the 35 producing surface mines, only 13 were visited (37%), and only 5 of the 11 surface facilities were visited (45%).

Recommendation - All producing mines and facilities should be visited by a supervisor or manager each fiscal year. Reference- CMS&H Memo No. HQ-08-081-A (S_ EC-103), dated June 23,2008.

Attachment A - Audit Checklist

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Main Northwest belt conveyor entry. Citation- - The 2nd Main Northwest conveyor belt was not properly aligned. (See Attachment B)

55. Adequate

Evaluate conveyor belt isolation from other air courses

D

Inadequate

0

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below

See Item No. 52

56. Adequate

Evaluate fire valves and hoses (condition, compatibility of fittings, pressure test)

D

Inadequate

0

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below

the fire taps, fittings and nozzles were all compatible and readily At th available in areas traveled by the audit team. Citation N o - was issued for a broken valve handle on a At th~ fire tap. Citation N o - was issued because the fire suppression system did not extend for the required distance on the 1st North East belt drive. (See Attachment B)

57. Adequate

Observe and evaluate fire detection methods

W

Inadequate

D

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below

58. Adequate

Evaluate cleanup of accumulations and application of rock dust

D

Inadequate

D

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below x

Rock dusting in areas traveled at both mines during the audit appeared adequate with the exception of one citation ( N o - ) which was issued to th for accumulations of loose coal at a feeder. (See Attachment B) No accumulations of combustible materials were observed at th~ _ during the audit.
Attachment A - Audit Checklist

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United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

I Coal Dist 8 I Field Office I

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How~standard (30 CFR, 75.400) was cited 162 times at t h at th~ during the previous two year period.

and 35 times

59. Adequate

Evaluate condition of conveyor belt drives, and fire suppression systems

D

Inadequate

0

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below

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During the audit, the following citations were issued regarding belt drives and fire suppression systems:

Citatio~ -Sprays on 1-B belt drive do not protect the bottom of the top belt.
Citation Citation Citation Citation -Fire valve water pressure at the 42 West belt drive is more than 100 psig. -Sprays on 42 West belt drive do not protect the bottom of the top belt. -Sprays on 42 South belt drive do not protect the bottom of the top belt. -Fire valve water pressure at the 42 South belt drive is more than 100 psig.

Citatio~

Citation belt disc~ller. Gtation-. -Fire sprinkler system did not provide coverage for the 1st Northeast belt drive and take-up unit. Citatio - The sprinkler system on 1st Northwest belt drive did not cover at least 50feet of the belt. Attachment

-Valve handle broken off the fire valve on the 3rd Main Northwest belt. - Fire sprinkler system did not provide coverage for the 3rd Main Northwest

60. Adequate

Determine if all required record books are adequately completed and in compliance with applicable standards

D

Inadequate

Q

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below

Citation N o . - (See Item Number 39) was issued because Pre-shift and On-shift records at th~ revealed documented hazards that were not corrected, were not carried over onto the following examination results until corrected. (See Attachment B)
Attachment A - Audit Checklist

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61. Adequate

Examine mine map for accuracy of workings and escapeway locations

0

Inadequate

0

Not Applicable

Comments Below

62. Adequate

Examine mine bulletin board and evaluate adequacy of all required postings

0

Inadequate

0

Not Applicable

Comments Below

63.

Interview responsible person(s) and evaluate knowledge of emergency response, evacuation procedures, and fire fighting processes

Adequate See Item44.

0

Inadequate

0

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below

64.

Determine if approved plans address and are compatible with mining conditions and equipment

Adequate

0

Inadequate

D

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below

66. Adequate

Determine if districts are conducting sufficient, in-depth Peer Reviews

D

Inadequate

0

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below

The last district-level Peer Review conducted was July 2009. Although the review identified issues, proposed corrective actions, and completion dates, not all of the identified issues included a root cause. No documentation was provided to the review team to indicate the was monitoring the effectiveness of the corrective action plans.

Reference -Accountability Program Handbook (AHOB-111-4), Page 8 "Follow-Up and Evaluation."

Attachment A- Audit Checklist

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United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

ICoal Dist 8 I Field Office I

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67. Adequate

Determine if MSHA headquarters is conducting sufficient, in-depth Peer Reviews

D

Inadequate

D

Not Applicable

The last headquarters-level Peer Review was conducted during the week of July13, 2009. This review identified issues, root causes, proposed corrective actions, and completion dates. However, no documentation was provided to the review team to indicate th~ was monitoring the effectiveness of the corrective action plans..

Reference -Accountability Program Handbook (AHOB-III-4), Page 8 "Follow-Up and Evaluation."

70.

Determine if Peer Reviews include a visit to the mine, and include observation of the producing section, conveyor belt entries, escapeways and the ERP provisions Inadequate Not Applicable Comments Below Adequate

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D

D

71. Adequate

Determine if Peer Reviews accurately reflect and evaluate MSHA activities at all types of mining (underground/ surface/ surface facilities) within the district

D

Inadequate

D

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below x

The two Peer Review reports provided to the audit team indicate that only underground mines have been evaluated during the Peer Review process.

72. Adequate

Determine if approved plans and the Uniform Mine File books are addressed during each Peer Review

GJ

Inadequate

D

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below

Attachment A - Audit Checklist

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73. Adequate

Evaluate the approved roof control plan after in-mine visit

Q

Inadequate

D

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below

74. Adequate

Evaluate approved ventilation plan after in-mine visit

Q

Inadequate

D

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below

75.

Evaluate approved training plan after discussion with miners

Adequate

D

Inadequate

D

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below x

Training plans were not reviewed during this audit.

77.

Evaluate the two most current completed EOl (regular) inspection reports (two quarters)

Adequate

D

Inadequate

Q

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below

CMS&H MSHA Form 2000-84 was not documented completely for persons over the noise action levels at th~ in that an HCP enrollment was not completed. Gtations issued in previous two inSpections appeared to have questionable evaluations for persons affected and negligence. (See attachment C)

Attachment A- Audit Checklist

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Ten most current completed E02 (103(i) spot) inspection reports

Adequate

D

Inadequate

D

Not Applicable

D

Conunents Below

Not all E02 inspections at th~ appeared to comply with MSHA policy regarding separation of E02 inspections from any other type of inspection. The notes for an EOl inspection made on December 09,2009, indicated that " ... Working on E02 at mine. I also did some EOl work."

80. Adequate

Determine if 104(d) tracking system is in place at the office being audited, and is being kept up to date

0

Inadequate

D

Not Applicable

D

Conunents Below

81. Adequate

Determine if all plans and documents in the Uniform Mine File are legible, and up to date

~

Inadequate

D

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below

82. Adequate

Determine if all applicable plan reviews were performed within six months, or within the timeframes required

0

Inadequate

D

Not Applicable

D

Conunents Below

87.

Determine if district management reviewed the final version of all approved plans

Adequate

0

Inadequate

D

Not Applicable

D

Comments Below

Attachment A - Audit Checklist

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United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability Dmries.n.tJ BuMiesaR8gulatory E n - 1 fllimeaAc10119ltl,li. SmalllllsinenAdm-llas eslabliiiiCa- Smai&.--.-~~Ombucllman- toRegooruoiF-Bolrda.,,_.,_tromsmall bu""--.tr.-..., .....,.,..,._ .cliOno. n. OrnlloHIImall.,.,.nw eva111811!sllltotelmlril aclivibes.,... - - agerq's respoMi-la small bulineu. Hyau wiall Ia.........., 011 lie enror-nt KliO\sofMSHA. ,OU- elY 1-8811-REG-FAIR (1-eea-7:14-3247). or-lilt~~ Smalllllliness Olliceolllle lilliDnll Clmbudsri!M. 4011 3td st-. SW MC 2120. WHIIinQIDft. DC 20416 t101a. right to 118 a ccmmonlwilh tile Ombud....., io in -lion 1D 111y- rigi'O ,au may ~~a... indudong llle rignt 1 0 - e~lalicna ar4 pn>pcMd penallles IIlii- a heating before lhe F - Mne Solely.,... Heallll I I - . Comrnssion. •

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Attachment B - Citations Issued During Audit

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Coal Dist 8

Vin lgiii1C(1 responsi_.ID small business. Kyau wiiiiiD oamment on . . entorCIImlllll acns Ill MSHA. yau may calii~EG-FAIR (t.aea-n.-324n llle Ornbuclsmal\ at Smallusiness Olftce ollhe ~ ~ 4C9 3111 Slfeet, SW MC 2120, WnllitlgiDn, DC 20410. PllaM nate, --.lhalycur ngllt 1D file a commanlwilll the Ornbudlrrwn io lnadaition to ~ lhe light to a>n1es1 cilalions and ptopaMII penalties and obtain a hoanng belate the Federal t.ine Safety and Helllll Review Conunissioll.

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Mine Citation/Order Continuation

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Mine Safety and Health Administration

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Reason

This citation was modified to add the location of the unguarded high voltage cable which is at cross cut No. I of the IA travel way.

See Conlinualoan Farm

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D. Tenninated

:;,, E. Modified

MSHA Form 70QG.Ja, -15 (rwsed}

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u.s. Depar1ment of Labor
Mine Safety and HeaHh Administration

The high voltage cable in the affected area has been guarded.

C. Vzaled

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Coal Dist8

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Mine Citation/Order

U.S.Deua~entoflabor

Mine Safety and Health Administration

The 18 conveyor belt line is not properly aligned to prevent the bottom belt from coming in contact with the bottom belt roller brackets at cross cut No. 27 to 28. The bottom belt has is in contact with 8 bottom roller brackets and has wore the paint of the brackets and has cut through one bracket for a distance of approximately 1-1/2 inches. Four (4) bottom roller in this affected area were not installed in roller brackets on the travel way side. The operator immediately removed the belt from service and begin taking corrective actions to correct the hazard. This standard has been cited 18 times at this mine in the past 2 years.

See Contilullloll Fonn (MStiA Fonn 70ClCI-3AI
9. Violation

8. Sec:tion of Ad

C. Part/Section of

nleJOCFR

7S . I731(b)

Reasonably likely ' . 8. lnjUIY or illness could reasonably be expec:lod to beo C. Significant and Subslanlial: 11. Negligence (died< one) 12. Type of Action
14. 1nitiaJAdion A. Citation .
15. Area or

Highly Likely

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Losl Wolltdooys Or Restricled Duty emlt4 acllans. The~ aMuaUy ..alualft en""'*'- ..Wiies and r.tes eac:ll agency. responsi,_IO smlll bulinesa. Jyau wisll 10 COftlllleiW on 1he """"'*'- ac:tiano D1 MSHA. )'OUIMJcall 1-18f.REG.fAIII (t.au-734-:1247), orwriflt lheOrntlullorNrl a1 sm.IBusineuAdminiSIJalion. OllceoiiWI National Ombudsman. 409 :le PfOVlsions r:llllle Smalllluslnus Regulatary Enlbn:emenl FlimesS Ad o/1111. lhe Small Bullneu Adminiltratian has OIS8blilllede Ndonll Sml8 llulineaa ..... AQticulbn Regulllary OmDuclom8n and 10 Rtgianal F - llolrdlto r - ~!rom S I N I I u - aboul r.der.S ..aency enl'arcemanl adianl. Tile Omllucllmlr1 anrully anCI r-each agn:ts rwsporiSi_.ID smalllllllinal. I )IOU wish ID Cillm18nl an Ole enbcemenl .,_ofMSHA. you rna, cai1·1118·REG·FAIR (t-1118·734·3247). or-file Ombudlmafl a! Smol8usinoss AdmlnislrW..., Ofra of Ole fUtiOnol Omlludii'IWI. 401131<1 Slreel, SW MC 2120, WasiW!gton. DC 20411. Ploase nate, ~.lllaly-ngNIOIIIeaCCIIM1Iflt ..ltltheOrnlludlmall iainarldltiall ..,...,olherrigllt•)'OUmarhave,rnciUC!Ing the righ!ID centes~ cilalions and J110P0$eC1 oiUOI a hearing belOre the F - Mine Salety and Hallh Review Commission.

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The fire protection system installed on the lB conveyor belt drive is not providing protection for the bottom of the top belt. The water sprinklers installed between the conveyor belt are designed to spray downward, therefore adequate protection is not being provided on the bottom of the top belt and creates a fire hazard.

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See Con!lnuaiiOn Form (MSHA Fonn 7Q00.3a)

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9. Violation

B. Section
of Act

C. Plti/Sedion of
Trtle30CFR

75.1101-S(c)

No lillclihood - '
B. InjUry or ilnesa coulcl ,... SCI!!IIbly be upec:IM 10 1111:
C. Significant and Substantial: Lost Workdays Or Restriclllld Duty "·

Highly Llkaly : _'.

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No ,.,;

1o. Number of Pelsons "'**ed:
c. Madotr.Jie
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11. NeQ1iaence (clleck one)
12. Type of Ac:lion

A. None :.. J

B. Low ~i

D. Higll · Citation iOj Order ~ :

E. Reck.... Oislagard :' .. Sllfeguanl f
F. Datacl

104(a)

13. Type of !nuance (c:hedl one)

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14. Initial Action A. Citabon . · B. Order ;
15. Alea or .Equipment

C. Safeguard ;:·. :; D. Written Notice i '

Ord111 Number

16. Terminabon Due

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ateMo Oa Yr

Is.

Time (24 Hr. Clock)

-1-'--1- - - - -

II 1lle llfOVI'IOIII olllle Rtg\IIIIO!y Ell~ F-Actd 1 -. llle Smaii-Mmirillralian liaS Sm.n AeriaAn ~ Omlludsmaft and 10 RtgicNI F - BoardS Ia receive- flam amaiiiUiinluH abo1A '-leral811f'CY enlolalmonlaclianl. The ClllllludlfMn _ . , . . - eniOrcenenl ec:li..._ and rallle«/1 ~ responsM~-.IOII!IIIIIIulinna. If )Oil wislllacommenl onlhe enlalceonent- cl MSHA.10U m., eoii1--REcrFAIR (1 ....734-3247). ct -tile Omlludlman .r Smal 8uainess Adtnlnisltaliafl. Oftice cllle National Omlludsman. 40131'11 511-. SW MC 2120. Washingloft. DC 2CM1&. Ple... noce, ,.,.....,,lhalyoutriglltloftlu""""'*"""'llle ~is i n - l o Myalllerrigiiii)OIIma,have. including the righllo con1es1 Cilalions and proposed r;oenll1in and ollllin a hearing befont the Fecllral Mine SlfetV and Hellfl Review Commission. MSHII F01n17001 ftlllllislled a -

a..su.s-

Small._.

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41

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

ICoal Dist 8

Field Office

Vincennes, IN

MineiD

~

Date

U.S. Department of Labor Mine and Health Administration

Cbanp
8. ConditiOn Or Praclica

From
Th~

Reuoa

belt drive listed in the body of the c:italion should have been indentified as the lA instead of the I B

Based on the clarification to the operator the citation has been extended to allow the operator to complete the installation of the new water sprinklers.

Yr

IB. rme (24 Hr. Clock)

C. Vacated

. .. 0 . Tetminalad

~.

E. Modified

MSHAFC1m17t •. --···- •• ,..... ..•

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42

United States Department of Labor

Mine Safety and Health Administration
Office of Accountability Disbict

I

Coal Dist 8

Field Office

.___v_in_c_e_nn_es__IN _JI Mine ID , _

c-J

Date

l

Mine Citation/Order

U.S.DeDa~entoflabor

Mine Safety and Health Admini

-

1.0ata . . . .r

~
(COntrac:tor)

a. Condition or Prac:ta aa. Written Naljce (t 03g) The refuge chamber located at cross cut No. 83 in the 2nd Main West secondary escape way is not being provided with a means to monitor the mine atmosphere within this refuge area. Page 12 of the operator approved Emergency Response Plan (dated September 30, 2009) states that the atmosphere within the refuge area will be monitored by Drager multi-gas pumps and tubes or by battery powered multi-gas detectors. When inspected neither of the two devices where found in the refuge area. This condition exposes miners to the hazard of asphyxiation from an irrespirable atmosphere in the event of an emergency and having to deploy this refuge chamber. This violation is an unwarrantable failure to comply with a mandatory standard.

B. Section otAQ

C. P1111SediDn of
Tolllt30CFR

75.1507(a)(9)

No Ukelihooel :

Unlikely : _ i
Losl WOikdays Or Ratrided Duty ; _;

Highly Likely ' j

Occuned: ~

No lost Workdays ~ .. '

c_ Signlftc:Mt and Subllantiil:
11 . Negligence (check one)

Yes

! ":

No ;· ,
8 . Low

I

Permanently Disabling .

Fatal V,

0 . Number of Persons Aftadld:
E.. Rec:klesa Dar.prd
Safeguard~~~;

022
t. :
MoDa Yr

A. None [. ;

L. :
E. Citaliclnf Order NUITQ!r

D. High ~

12. Typa of Adion

J04CdX I)

13. Type of lssu- (check one)

Citation :of'i

Older ,.. ·

Wrillen Natice ~- -

14. lnitiiiiAclion Cilallon ~-! B. OnSir : . . C. Safeguard

A.

D. Written Notice i

J

F. Daled

15. Ala Ol Eq~

16. Termination Due

I Dale- I
A.

Yr

B. Tme (24 Hr. CloCk)

17. Action to Terminate

18. Terminated

lA. Dale

MoDa

Yr

I

B. Tome (24 Hr. CloCk

1i . Typa ot lrapection

20. Event Numbet

(aCIMtyeollel

EOI

~
MSHA fonn 7111

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111e ll'.,..sions ollie SmaU llulineU Aeslllalllfy En~ F-Act oll8111,tlle Small Adminisllallaft hU _..,.., .......... _,_ _ _...., • .....,.-yOm..___ IO,..,..Fw-Boarcss IOrecaMI-!rcm SINII--IadatiiiiQ8nC'I ~-... The~ .,.,....,evllullel.,_. ~-- eac11 ~ rapoiiSi-to small~ Uyou lllisll 10 comment en lila . . . , _ ectialll ol YSMA. you may call 1.-..AEG-FAJR (1.881-734-32.7), or-llle ~at SmaU 8USinua Adminilhlion. Olfica ollie N-Il Ombudlmon. 40i 3111 SloMt. SW MC 2120. ~DC 20411. P yow rigiiiiOIIIea- willlllle ~is ill-lion lowr, olllltrrighlsyou 1N111 - · i~Q!dllg I~ rigllllo conlalcilllicrlsllld poiiPCIICd ~-- aiiNring be!Ote 1111! Fedlral Mine Solely and- Review Commiuion.

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United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District Coal Dist 8 Field Office Vincennes, IN MineiD

~

Date

'--~----.~1

Mine Citation/Order

U.S.Depa~ntoflabor

ContinuatiOn
-:-1-: .

Mine Safety and Health Administration
Yr

SI&Cilleft:-- Ad-i-on-1a._COI1iill _ _ _.... -· a_l_lssliel - 1 . . ,~-;~-1 ____u.ti011 12_._~_1ed_. __ .,

r·~Numbe(Contrac:tar)

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lOrFrom To

Cbaace
10. D. Persona A!feded

22 2 Reason Upon fur1her review of the locarion ofrhis refu8J! chamber it has been detennined that 2 millers would be e:a;pected to use this refuge chamber in the event of a mine emergency.

Sell c-.-. Form

C. Vacablcl

D. TerminHid

"ii.: E. Modified

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

I

Coal Dist 8

Field Office

.___v_in_c_enn_es_,_IN _JI Mine ID _

~

Date

J

Mine Citation/Order Continuation
1. SIIIIMq~ 1a. COntinuation ~ 0

U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration

12. D.-a

_.~4: ~~----1 .,.,....-To
CUnp
10. A. Injury or Illness

(~Issue)

Mo
-

0a

Yr

~To
Unlikely
104(a)

,3. Clatlonl OnlerN~

(Contractor)

From

Reasonably Likely
104(d)(l)

Rasoa
12. Type of Action1

Rusoa

Upon further review of the information regarding the location of the refuge chamber, and the likelihood of miners having to activate this refuge chamber item lOA has been changed from Reasonably Likely to Unlikely, due to the mine having 2 separate portals to escape in the event of a mine disaster. With this modification being made Item 12 of this citation must also be modified from a 104 (d) (1) citation to a 104 (a) citation due to r.ot meeting the criteria of a l04(d) (1) citation.

0

C. Vacated

0

0. Terminated

~ E. Modified

MSHAFcnn7C

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45

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

I

Coal Dist 8

Field Office

L--V-in--ce_nn_e_s,_I_N _jl _

Mine ID

~~

Date

Mine Citation/Order Continuation

U.S. DeDartment of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration

...
Cbaap
RH10a

1. SUbl:lli8l\t Adion 1a. CGntinuation ~ 0 4. SelvedTo
(Contractor)

10. C. Signilic:ant and Substantial

Fro11 Yes

To
No

The above modification is necessary to be made due to modifications made in Sub action 02 of this citation.

0

C. Vacated

0

D. T-Nted

~ E. Modified

Attac:.nment .IS - Lltanons tssuea uunng Aualt

46

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

I

Coal Dist 8

Field Office

Vincennes, IN

J

Mine Citation/Order

U.S. Department of Labor
Mine Safety and Health Administration

An inadequate examination was conducted at 04:42 on this date of the refuge chamber, located at cross cut No. 83 in the 2nd Main West secondary escape way. Page 12 of the operators approved Emergency Response Plan (dated September 30, 2009) states that a pre-shift examination of the monitoring devices will be conducted to assure their availability. When this refuge chamber was inspected on today's date there was no monitoring device found in the refuge chamber. To abate this order the operator is required to hold a meeting with all persons required to conduct the pre-shift examination of the mines refuge chambers discussing the importance of adequate examinations are being conducted in reference to assure the refuge chambers are in compliance with all aspects of the operator approved Emergency Response Plan. The 2 mine examiners Chuck Barclay and Ron Miller, who will
9. VIOlation
B. Secllon of Act
C. Pllt/Seclion af Tille30CFR

75.1507

No LilcetihDOd i .:
B. Injury or illlless oaulll reaaonab!y be upected to be: C. Signiflc:alll and Substantiat.
11.
Neg~

Unlikely •..

.i

Highly Uk.ely : -J

Occull8d . :
Fatal~

No Lost Warkdllys Yes

'

Lost WOIINI Omlludsrnan. 40131d s-. sw MC :mo. Waallingtan. oc :!04tt. , _ , _ _ - - ~~>o~ycoo- right to file a _ . . . . , tlleOmllullsmall is in 8ddilianiD . . , _ riglllayou ....., __ indullinO the rigtf lo caru. alatianl and propaoed penallles --.g belatelhe f - . 1 - Salety anriHU111 ~

and_., •

at-

Attachment B - Citations Issued Dw'ing Audit

47

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability
District

I Coal Dist 8

Field Office

.....__v_m_c_ennes'_IN_--'1 Mine ID __

~

J

Date

Conlinuation or e. Cond~lon or Practice

be conducting the pre-shift examinations of the refuge chamber during the 2nd shift on this date have been instructed on assuring the refuge chambers have multi-gas detectors in place. The remaining examiners shall be instructed on assuring multi-gas detectors are in place. before this order will be abated. This violation is an unwarrantable failure to comply with a mandatory standard.

S..~Fonn

C. Vacad

D. Terminalecl

Attachment B - Citations Issued During Audit

48

United States Deparbnent of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

I Coal Dist 8

Field Office

Vincennes, IN

I Mine ID ~

J

Date

J

Attachment B - Citations Issued During Audit

49

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

I Coal Dist 8

Field Office

Vincennes, IN

I Mine ID ~

J

Date

~

J

Mine Citation/Order Continuation

u.s. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration

Cbage
10. A. Injury orlllnaa

From
Reasonably Likely

To
Unlikely

Reasoa
1o. C. Significant and Substantial
RCUOD

Yes

No
104(a)

12. Type of Adian1
RHSCID

104(d)(l)

After the review and modifications made on citation No review of the information regarding this order, the ab been deemed necessary.

and the ications have

See~Form

0

0

C. Vacated

0

0. Terminatecl

lit:

E. Modified

Attacnment ts - Litations 1ssuea uurmg Auc:ut

50

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

I

Coal Dist 8

Field Office

Vincennes, IN

MineiD

_,..
Mine Citation/Order
1. Dale

U.S.Depa~entoflabor

Mine Safety and Health Administration

lolo Da Yr

,2. T~~----~!Wiii:=~---'-l'_ ·g:,_~==---=-.------------~
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The MX-6 multi-gas detectors being stored in the company's 6 refuge chambers installed along the escape ways of the underground workings have not been calibrated at least every 31 days, as required by the operators approved Emergency Response Plan dated on September 30. 2009. The last date of these devices being calibrated was on December 11, 2009.

9. ViOlation

B. Section of Act

c. Part/Section ol
Tille 30CFR

75.1507

No l.lletlhood !
B. lnjwy or iiiMu could-be upeded Ill be:

Un!Miy :~ lo&t Wo~ Or ReSirided Duly : ~,

Highly Ukely ; : :

Occwrad ; :
Fat.~ :!!:

50119

No lost Wllllcdaya . :

C. Significant and Subllanliat:

Yes ;

l

No ~

I

D. Number of Pe-. Arr.cled:

002

11. Negligence (dlec:k one) 12. Type otAdion

J04(a)
C. Safaguard : _ D. Wriban Notice :· '

14. Initial Action A. Cblion ': ; B. Onlel !

E. cation~ Order Number

F. Oiled

MD Da Yr

15. ArN or Equipmelll

15. Termm.-Oue

,A.Dale-Yr

I

B. Tme (24 Hr. ClOCk)

-

I

Socllcn 111-T.......... Ac:lian

17. ActiOn 10 Terminale

MoDa Yr

I

B. Time (24 Hr. Clock

MSHA Farm70C :e willlltle fi'D"'siaala Cfllle Slul.,.._ RevulllorY Enfolcemoftl F...... Act cr 1. . . 1he Smalllusineu Admin_ liaS -a~ Sllllllluli- and AgriQAiutll RegulaiDiy Cmlludsman ancl 10 Regianll F.nnesa llallda 10 SINIIIIuSi- about~ agency .,.._..,..,. llle ~_.., _ _ _ _ _ _ lndiiiiSeacftagenq's--UIDamell....,_. W)QIWIIID~Gftllle --lldiOnlcrMSHA. \IOU mayCIII1· . . .REO.FAIR (1 .....734-3247). arwrileiiMI Ombulllmon • SrnallllulineuAdtrlirolll*''- 011iCe ollie-~ 40t 3n:1 s..t sw MC 2120. ~DC 20411. ~nolo, 111a1 IQit riglltiO file a CIIIIV!Ienllllitlllhe CllnlludlmM is illllcldilioiiiDany lllher r.gnt~ \IOU IYl'-. including .,. rigllt., oon1e11 cilalionln ..-.c~ .,.,.... ..... oOtain -.~~~e.,_,.,.. Safelr a~~~~ HNifl R~ CGmmiuion.

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Attachment IS - LJ.tatlons ISSUeQ

uunng AUd.J.t

51

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability
District

I Coal Dist 8

Field Office

Vincennes, IN

MineiD

Date

Attachment B - Citations Issued During Audit

52

United States Deparbnent of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability
District

I

Coal Dist 8

Field Office

.___v_m_c_e_nn_es_._IN _

_,I

Mine ID

c-~

Date

l

Mine Citation/Order

=---wr

U.S. O.D&rtment of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration

,2.Tme(2~~~~----+L':"'-:::"=~-----"'L....3._~_t_~_um_bet-=-====-------------~7.MineiD
.

If

iiii

(Contractor)

a. ConcWon or i>radice aa. Wrilllen Notiao 11 03g) The hazardous conditions listed in the operators belt examination record books for the on-shift examination dated on 05/24/2010 (day shift) for the lA and 18 stating that the take up headers needed cleaned, was not recorded in the preshift area for the belt drive area on 05/24/2010 (2nd shift). There was no corrective action listed in this record book, between the times of these examination, therefore it is believed these hazards still existed and should have been recorded to alert any miner who may be traveling into these area of the hazards.

9. VIOlation

8. Section at Ad

C. PanJSeclioft at

Tille 30CFR

75.363(b)

No Likelihood ~'

Un6kely

L..:

Reasonably Likely [

1

Occumlcl ••.

Loat WOiildays Or Restricled Duty ·_ .

Yes !

I

D. Numier of Persons

Affact~M:

000

A None ,

c. MOderate

~

12. Type of Actian
14. Initial Aclian A. Cilltion '

104(a)
B. Order ·

13. Type of tuuance (chec:k - )
C. Safeguard : . .' D. Wrillan Notice [ ·,

Citation ~

Ordet [' '

Safeguard ; .•i

Written NotiCe : ..
Mo

E. Cilallonl Order Number

F. Dated

Da Yr

15. Area or Equipment

16. Termination Due
SeCiian 11-

lA Oa~Yr

r..- Adioll

I

B. Tome(24Hr. Clock)

--L..~----------------

17. Aclion 1o Terminale

.....,_,-._

MSHA Form 7G ., wilhlhe P'~ ~ llle Small Business Regulllary Enbalmlnt F - A G of 19tll,lhe Smallllulift- Adminillralion IllS _ . , . • . . - Smal • - .wt Agric&lllln ~ OIIIOvdiiMn and 10 RegiCIIIl Feimea a-doll receive- !Rim 1111111 busi- abolllledelalog~~ncy Tile~ MIIUdy ewaWinenforament-*- anollllleSUCIIageq's...,..._ II amel buanu. ~,.,., willllll-..,lhe eftlllf-t-oU.tSHA. JQU may cal I~G.;AIR (1...._73ol-3247), o r - 111e Ombudii!WIIl Smd 8uolness Admlnitlrllion. Ollce of Ombolllman. .at Srd s.e.t, SN MC2120. Wasl'tnglan. CC 20418 Please nale. "-*·!hal !IOU' rlthlllllleaoconmentlliiiNOmbulllmaniainaMIDn 1DaDY-1'9U JQU may have, inct11cMD lllllgi!IIO -cilaliafta atlll papoMd peNIItieo- _.,a IIUiitlg belln IN~ Mine Saflly CommiSalol\.

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United States Deparbnent of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District Coal Dist8 Field Office Vincennes, IN MineiD

~

Date

Mine Citation/Order

•

~ro

~,

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,2.rHMa--

U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration

~

j3·===(ConlradOr)

------

The operator is not supplying an MSHA approved, handheld, multi-gas detector that can measure oxygen, and carbon monoxide to each group of underground miners. Four miners were observed near the portal number 2 bottom area with only a methane detector.

See CcntiNialian Form {MSHA Form700G-3e)

[J

9. Violation

B. Section

C. PIII/Sedion of
Tllle30CFR

ofkl.

75.1714-7(8)

No likelihood

~

_ _ ;

UnUkely ~

Highly Likely ; :
F:QI

B. Injury or illne$S oould reasalall!y be eliP8dlld to be:
C. Signific:ant and Subatanlial:

lost Wcxlulays Or Restric:ted Duty ,.. ·j

Yea ::.

No

;t
C. ModeriiiAt : ..:

jD. Number of Persona A'*-1:
0. High ~; E. Reckless DiMiganl

.II!

004

11. Negligence (checll - ) 12. Type of Action
14. 1nilia1Aclion

A. None: :

B. Low .

C J
Mo 01 Yr

104(a)
C. Safeguard
~

A. Cbllon ; _; B. ORSer
15. Area or Equrpment

e. Citation/
. 0 . Wriltan Notice :... : Order Number

F. Dltlld

16. Tetmu1111ion Due

A. D a t e - Yt

B. Time (24 Hr. Clock)

-

~W-T~~
17.ActiontoTerminate

~------------------------~----------------------------------

The men were escorted to the surface with a multi-gas dector.

18.

SmallllulineaR~ ~ F..,..Acloi1IIMI.IIIe Smlll hal ~ 10 Region~! F.,.... BolrdiiD- _,.,.,.llillllm omlllllluli- -.1 IIIII ralls eacft agenc(s .-po~lli. .-IDsmafl...,._, l'f'IIUwiiiiiD-- on llle 'Wfilallll Otnlludlmiiiii!Smll ........ ~. Otl'lc:eotllle-Ombulllman, 4013td jhiiD lile. - - ... OmllucllmM ia in llldition .. any- righll 'f'IIU may'-· incNOnO 1111 riglll to aJnlnl-1- ptapased ~ n l - a I>Uti"V- 11'18 F _ . Mine Salety and Heall\ Aewiew Commislion.

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54

United Slates Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District Coal Dist8 Field Office Vincennes, IN

MineiD

~

Date

Mine Citation/Order

U.S. DeDartment of Labor . Mine Safety and Health Administration Yr

~

1. Date

Mo Da

12. Tvne (24 Hr. Cloclc)

13.Cieationl OrderNum

-·····
6. Mine
9. Violation

8. Condition or Pradil:e

ea. Wriltlln NOiic:e (1 03g)

·

A miner was observed riding on a golf cart that is no~~~·ng provided a designated safe riding facilities. Safeguard number prohibits persons from riding on mining equipment unless designated sa e r1 ing facilities are provided. This condition was observed at the Portal number 2 bottom area.

I

A.

Health~

Safely~~ Othert_;

I
No LikelihOod :· -~

See Contlnuallorl Fonn (MSHA Fonn700CJ.311) , ·'

C. Part/SeeliOR of Tolle30CFR

75.1403

10.Grawity. A. ll'fury or aan.s (liN) (is):

HigNy Likely ::_·

Oc:cumld ;

I

LOll Workdays Or Restrided Duty ""'

Fallll ;

Yes
11 . ~(chedlone)

:.t.

No U
B. low L_;
D. High

0. Number of Pe110nsAtleded:

001

;:_j

14. Initial Aclian A. Cilation ! ··, B. Order ~ ··_ C Safeguard :

15. AtN

orEq~

16. Tennination Oue lA. ,_.., . Y r I~- rme (24 Hr. Clock) _ "~ ~~T~~ -L------------------------~---------------------------------17.ActiontoTennillllle

The miner removed himself from the hazard.

Ia

R4gui*'Y Enlonlemenl F . _ fd ollll!lll. 11M! Small 8ulifteH Aani~IIU Fa.mesalloatiiiiO,_ _ _
-llulineael-~ageney

, ....,c:y'sr~ to Stlllltuinea.

:il11111. IIW MC ZT:ZO • .. ..,.10. , . _ """'· ,.,..._, ngnuo ,.. • ..,,_.. wilhlt1e0mbudSman il in lllldilron 10 111V OIIWnghla you lillY haW, itlcUII10 1l1e right ID contest-s III1CI ~penalties ~~~~~- • healtng befcnlhe Fednl Mile Salely and H - ReWiw COIMliuion.

.....,.._&A.

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ausr- Adminisltaliolt. Oftlce oiiiMI National Omlludsman. 409 3ld

!you will! 10 _.on.,.

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United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District Coal Dist8 Field Office Vincennes, IN MineiD

~

Date

Mine Citation/Order

U.S. Deoartment of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration

A loose rib was observed at the Portal 2 bottom area, located near the three golf cart charging areas, that measured approximately 9 inches thick, 6 feet long and up to 3 feet in width. A crack was observed below the two rib bolts where the rib was eat out at the bottom approximately 1 to 3 feet. Personal carriers, that have no canopy, travel this area to return to the charging area. The area was dangered out immediately. This standard was cited 44 times in two years at this mine.

9. Violation

B. Sedion
otNJ

C. Patt/Seclion of
Tille30CFR

75.202(a)

No LikalihoOd :·. ·J

Highly Likely

!~
00 I

Lost Worllda~ Or Reatricled Duty ~
C. Significant ilnd Sulllltanlial: 11 . Negligence (checa ane) 12. Type ot Action A. Yes ;,; Na ~- _ :

I

Permanently DisabHng ;•.

D. Numbet ot Pe-. Atrwc:fed:

None , i

B.I.GW : ·

D. tq;l ;

E. Roaddew Dillnlprd

U
Mo D1 Yr

I 04{a)
C . Safeguanl : D. WriiiUI

14. Initial Adion A. CUllan f : B. Order
15. Ataa or Equipmenl

Notice i :

E. Citationl Otdet Nlllftber

F. Oallld

16. Termination Due

B. Tme (24 Hr. ClOck)

~Sit

lho rtgnt ID

=-

MC 2120. Wa'lin;llln. DC 20411. _ , _ , - . NI)QII' IIO'IIbnte a - IOillllle~ ia ;,--.,ID...,._righll.,... ~ cilatlal• •nd propooec~ penalties and allllillalaring befote the F-.. Mine SliMly and HUIII Rftiow ~.

'I8SI ~En- FoimesaAdoltiG&, U. Smll tlusi-Adtninilnloan\a! Fu-lloilniiiD-- -~~~~~~~ ~ .allllutlodnllglftty acllagoncy'li . . .IIIN_ID .... ~ W.,...wiiiiiD.......enlalthe )mliud- at Smd . . _ Adrinllhlion. Olllce ol the NaliaMI Olnbudomon. 4013111

· includinO

Attachment B - Citations Issued During Audit

56

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability
District

I

Coal Dist 8

Field Office

Vincennes, IN

MineiD

~

Date

Mine Citation/Order

U.S. De~~artment of Labor
Mine Safety and Health Administration

--~
.........
-

~ · ·~-=7. Mine1D

---------(Coalradar) ea. Wlitlan Notice (103g) ·

8. ConcliliOn ~ Prac:lica

The maximum water pressure in the hose nozzle with the water flowing is greater then 100 p.s.i.g •. When tested the water pressure at the hose nozzle was approximately 210 p.s.i.g. at the 1st. 42 West Drive.

see Contnullion Form (M5HA Form 7~1

f ·!

9. Voolaticln

B. Seclion
otAa

c. PartiSeclian of
Tdle30CFR

75.1100-:l(f)(2)

B. lnjuly ~ lllneu could ,_. IOnably be 110 be:

!!I!J!!ICI!!

No Lost Wolkellys ' ~

Lost Worlcelays Or Reslric:ted Duly ~;

C. Slgnificanlllld Subslanlial:
11. Negllgenc:e (Cheek eN)

No ~

I

0. Number of Persons Allilded:
E. Rocklnl DiMganl :

00 1

A. None

r.":
,

B. Lllw

Y,.

C. Madenlte :.. ~

D. High i. I
Cllation ~

.!
Mo Da Yr

12. Type of Action

104(a)
C. s..r.guans D. Wlilllln Notice r• :

Order ' ·_;

Sar.gu.nt i.;

Wrlteft Notice ~ ·_;

14. lnilill Ac:lion A. Cilallon i ·1 B. Cia 1S.IVN or Equipment

E. Cilalionl Order Number

F. DIIIICI

B.

rome (24 Hr. Clock)

17. Adion ID Terminale

ISS ReQulllory ~F.._ Act oi1IKIII, tile 5111111 lla II FlimeslllcllldiiOr--flemllllll ~--logonc:y ::ll~tr~IOtmal~. fyau-10-anllle nlluclsmln II Smd llutinea AGIIIinill\'alion, Ofllce ol . . ........., OrllbudSINn, 408 Jnl ~lfwt. ~..,. M\to ~loCI!', .._.IVW''·""" a-••· r-..•-·•-••• ·- ,_, .... ~- ·- -...omrnent\Wi"lhe Ornl:ullmanlal\eddliofttoMYCIIIerngta:,oumayhiVIe,incfucll'lg the nc;.t to e>on1e11 cilallorls and prqiOUd pel\alllet - abllln •llearing oercn .. Fede Review~.

Attachment B - Citations Issued During Audit

57

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

I

Coal Dist 8

Field Office

...__v_m_ce_nn_es_,_IN _

_.I

Mine ID

c-

J

Date

Mine Citation/Order

U.S. Deollrtment of Labor

Mine Safety and Health Administration

The branch line of sprays provided for the bottom of the top belt is not providing protection due to the water would spray directly downward to the top of the bottom belt causing a possible fire hazard. This condition existed at the 1st. 42 West Drive.

9. VIOialion

B. Section of Ad

C. Paii/Sedion til Title 30 a=R

7S.IIOI-8(c)

Highly Uketr ; : ~
No Loll Worlcday. ,- j

loll Workdays Or Reslndecl Duty ~

C. Significllnt and $ullslantill:

I

Fatal ,- ;

D. Number rl , . _ , Nllctect

0 Is

11 . Negligence (check one) 12. Tp of Action
14. lnilial Actlon

A. None

f:

B.LGw ~- _; 13. Tp of...__ (chedl one)

104(a)
B. ClRier

A. CiiMion

~

t1

C. Sar.guard

D. Written Notica ;-.

E. Cilallonf Order IUnber

F. Oiled

Mo Da Yr

1 s. Alu or EquipiMnt

16. Tei!IIIMIIon Due

~--T~~
17. Adian

.,I•. . .=MoDI Yr

n-~'

I

B. Time (24 Hr Cloclt)

-

~._-------------------------------

I

to Terminal8

121. Primary or Mill

I
to..,
)'CU...,.,_

s-.

,.;,_ Regul;ilolyEntaleemMI F-Act oil-. U1e SmllllulineUAdmini11181ion has lioniiF-a.wiO,...._flamlllllll--l'anl..,cp , UC11 agenq's reopansi-10 .....U bu~Nu. I)'CIIwisiiiO CDmlenton ... t Olnlluclomwllll SoNIIIIulinesa Adnliniallalion Olllce 01 . . NllloMI ~ 409 Jill $IN MC 2120. WalingiOn. OC 211410. P - ,__ , __ _ _ _ 1>,.. a canmontwill IN~ is i n -rigllll indudinr 111e right 10 conleiiCUii- and prcpose~~ penallla and obllin • hUrlllg before e. F..-a! loline 5.11ell' and Heelll Review Conmilaion.

--------'~-23-.AR-Number-----1---.-­

Attachment B - Citations Issued During Audit

58

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

I

Coal Dist 8

Field Office

Vincennes, IN

MineiD

~

Date

'-~---------1

Mine Citation/Order

U.S. Department of LabOr Mine Safety and Health Administration

-=8. Condition 10. Gr.Miy:

~r

12.lime(2iiililf------I-:-=--..,.----L-~~-g:cw_· _rN_um_~---~--­
r ·MineiD _ .
Ia. Wrilliln
(Contractor)
Noli~ (103g)

or Practica

The 14/3 AWG power cable providing 110 V.A.C. to a light, located at the 1st. 42 West Drive, is not being insulated to the same degree of protection as the remainder of the wire. When inspected the inner insulated conductors were showing causing a potental electrical hazard.

I lille30
A. lnjUIJ or lllneu (h•) (il): El. Injury or Hlnell could reaSCI!I!I!Iy be upected to be:

c. PartiSec:tion of
CFR

7S.S14

No UkelihiiCid

!:·:

Unlikely

;,!

Reuonably Likely

Cj

C. Significanl lnd Suklanlial: 11. Negligence (d!eck - )

Yes

t

.J

No ~

I
Citalilm

D. Number of Persmls A1rec:led:

00 1

A. None ~--,

B. LIM ~ .. i 13. Type ollauanc:e (c:lleek one)

12. Type of Ac:tiDn

I04{a)

i.!i

Onler r)

~uanl c.~;

Wlilllln Nolic:e L~.:
Mo Oa Yr

14. I~ AdiDn A. C-atiOn c_j B. Onlllt' ;:.: C. S.~rd ; . _i D. Wrillen Notice :_.:

E. CatiOn/ Order Number

F. Oatecl

15. ANa or Equipment

16 Termination Due

I

A. Date -

~

Yr

I

B. Tome (24 Hr. Clock)

-

I

~~~ - -u~~~T~~-~-~~~~~n--~
17. Ac:liontoTerminate

~---------------=======~--------------------------------

The wire was properly insulated.

B. r,. (24 Hr. Clock

EOI

123.ARNumber
llulmoss Reg&Mtoty Enlnemenlf._Aclcl letl. lhe

•

.....__ _

- ---···· ··· ----··- -· . . • . . ..~. Srnal a...a-AIImillllratien. Olllceclh -~- 3RI Sltwl, $W MC 2120, WUftinglon. DC 20411. PI- nace. .._..,_ IIIII ycM rigllllll lie olliii"IIMnl witllthe CllnOudlmM i1 in -.;Oft 10 rigNa you 1118Y hi... incluCiong llleoglllto.....-cilalialaancl ~ - - l n l l - allUring bellnl lieF-Mine Saletllnll H..... Camnissioll.

lagioMI Flimess S.dltor.....,......,_ frClll1 smllllluli_Moul__. .,ev In ...,.....,,...ID.....,. bull-. If you llliiiiiiiCIIIMWII on lhl

Sind.....__...., !las

'*"81111'01•

""'o11w

Attachment B - Citations Issued During Audit

59

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

I

Coal Dist 8

Field Office

Vincennes, IN

MineiD

J

Mine Cilalion/Order

U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration

The sprays in the branch line providing fire protection for the bottom top belt is not providing protection for the b·o ttom of the top belt at 1st. 42 South Drive causing a possible fire hazard.

See COntinuallon Form (MSHA Form 7000-3a) 9. VIOlatiOn

t-~

B. Section of Ad

C. Plrt/Sec:lian at Tille30CFA

75.1101-S(c)

Nolilw!Uhaod

U
No

~aonably Likely

C::
:.fi

B. lnjiiJY or illneu could ,.. sOI!!bly be ~to be:
C. Significant lnd Substantial: 11 . Negligence (check one) 12. Type of Action

No Lost WorlldiYI .. '

Lost WOikdays Or Aestnc:tecl Duly

Y• t._j

!.£

I

D. Number of P8nons Alllc:lect.

002

A. None f.]

B. Low ~ 13. Type ollslul,_ (dlecil

D. Higll ! j

E. Reddllsa Dialwgald ~~ !

I04(a)

->

Citation~'

Ordef

CJ

S~Nguan~ ;'. :
F. Dilled

Wri118n NGiice Mo Da Yr

14. lnitill Adion CUtion \ ; B. Onler . : ' C. Saf8guard ;::.' D. Wrillen Notiol .. ..

A.

E. Cilllionl Order Nlmber

15.Atu or Eq~

16. TenninationDue

•

IA.aatelllllllllilllil -

Yr

~111--T..,i-AI:bon

~· Time (24 Hr. Clock) _.__ _ _ _ _ _ _

I

_;;;===;;:...o----------------

-~_

17. Action to Terminate

1a. Terrninallld A. Date

I

Mo Oa Yr

I

B. Time (24 Hr. ClOd<

-~

J:'Ol

j20.Event~umber-

.ISinas ~ En""-'ent F..,naAct ol1-. the Snlllllluoin- A*lliniltrlllio lla jionll .,..a lll.eiiiHia- ....... agiOICy ltacl\ageney's---.IDIIIIIII- r'IOYwiiiiiO-cnlle e ~at Admiriwalion, Olllce ollhe Nlllional Ombudllnan . .ot 3rd 51-. sw MC 2120. -lingiOn.IIC 21M ••· - · - · . , . , . . . ""'" a canwnentwiOllhe ~is ill addllian 10 111ft allier riQilla incUIIIV the right 1 0 - cillliiftallan-· 17. Action to Tenninale

121. Primary or MiU
123.AR Number
:11111811 ~EntltclrnM F u - Ad

18.

TennNledl·· oa•a -" ,.

MDDa Yr

I

B. TiJTM (24 Hr. Clock

~20.~umber

-

-

~ 1M righiiO- c : i - and plapoMd l*'8lliel

o-.... ""

.....v. ·--..,..... -·-·-.. .-·--·-·-· . . _#_ lhe.F-IIMine Safety anlltullll R..... CommiNIOII. .. __ ~. JaCGI"'Wftentwilh-Omtludlnwliain lddltiontoanvoe.rrigtel,ou....,.haw.n:lucllftg a heatlllg before

ani-

•o.-ac&NII ..,_Adorwilllnrliol~ Ollcetllllle NatioMI~- 3rd

lionaf farnes&flaenlsiO_..........,.._ ~~~~~~---I,_,.I......,:Y aucnllll"t"(l_...._la.,... bulinau. Wyau wiiiiiD - o n h

til'"'- 1M Small..,._~ /las

Attachment B - Citations Issued During Audit

62

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District Coal Dist 8 Field Office Vincennes, IN

MIDe !D

[.---J

Date

~

J

Mine Citation/Order

U.S. 0eDar1ment of labor Mine Safety and Health Administration

. . . ada

--------II. Violation
B. Section

(Conlnldol)

Ia. Wrilllln Notice (103g)

The fire extinguisher at crosscut number 245 of the 1st. South beltline has not been examined as evidenced by the permanent tag attached to the extinguisher. The last date examined was 10-2009.

See ~Form (MSHA Foml 7000-:!a)

l: ]

ot/ld

C. PartiSec:lion ol Title 30CFR

75.1100-3

Unlikely ;.,. 8. Injury or illneu CDUid ,..

Reasonably likely

L.:

Highly likely ::.:;

Occ:urNd :. :·

aonabty be expected to be:

No lost Worlldays

i "1

C. Significant and Subslllnlilll:
11 . ~(CIIecll-)

· Vas 1. }

No;,;,
B. Low

I
L
E. Cllalionl Order Number
O.Htgh ,

D. Noltnber of PeiiOnl Atrwdad:

00 I
Wrillen Nolice l. ~
MoDa Yr

A. None

f..J

..J
Order ;__;

E. Rac:kllsa Disregard [ ,;
S8lguaJd

12. Type ot Action

I 04(a)

13. Type olluuanat (dllldl one)
0. Wrilllln Nolle» 1. :

CllaUon 5(.

L.

14. Initial AcliDn A. Citalion [""; B. Onlar : .,; C. Safeguanl .
15. ANa ot Equipmellt

F. OUid

1 . Termination Due

8. Time (24 Hr. Clock)

17. AdiontoTennilllla

The extinguisher was examined and the date put on the permanent

tag.
18.
B. Time (24 Hr. Clock

_ _ _ .J..:;·· 19. Type alln..-:tion

121. Primary or Mill

I

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District Coal Dist 8 Field Office Vincennes, IN MineiD Date

Mine Citation/Order

U.S.DeoanmnentofLabor
Mine Safety and HeaHh Administration

(Contrac:lor) Sa. Wri1111n Natic:e (1 03g) i

'

being supported or otherwise controlled where persons work or travel on the 1st. South 42 beltline, crosscut number 235 to 236, on the travelway side. When inspected a loose rib measuring approximately 8 feet, 7 inches by 6 feet, 5 inches and up to 2 inches thick. This rib was pulled away from the solid approximately 2 inches and was very easily pulled with a pry bar. Examiners and belt maintenance personal travel this walkway and the loose rib causes a hazard of a rib falling on a miner. This standard was cited 45 times in two years at this mine.

9. Voolatign

B. Section
of ~d.

C. PlllfiSedlon of Til1e30CFR

7S.202(a)

No likelihood ; • . • 0
B. lnjUIY or iD- caul:l re• I!OII!bly be Bxpedied 10 be:

No Lost Wortcdaya ! ;
Yes-~

Lost WOikdays Or RISiricled Duty

:ti;

c. Signiflcanland Subslanllat.
11. NegligenCe (Cftedt one)
12. Type of Action

No : ·
B. Low

I

Permanenay Dilabting r ·:

Filial '

D. Number of Persons NI'Kied:

00 I
Wrilllln Notice ~ '": Mo Da Yr

A. None :.

I'

D.Higlt ;
Citation

l
Onief :. ~

E. Recklesa ~ i .· i

I 04(a)

13. Type oflssu111<2 (check one)

,;i, ;

Sal'eguald !
F.DIIIICI

o

14. Initial Acalon
A. Cblion ( .·! B. Order ;·_- i C. Sefllguanl
15. Atu ar Equipment

!

E. Cilalionl
D. Wriben Notice ; ·:

Order Number

16. Terminabon Due

B. Time (24 Hr. Cloekl

The rib was scaled down.

B. Time (24 Hr. Clock

Attachment B - Citations Issued During Audit

64

District

I

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability Field Office Vincennes, IN MineiD

Coal Dist 8

c..--J

Date

Mine Citation/Order

U.S. De.,.rtment of Labor
Mine Safety and Health Administration

(Contractor)

... Wribn Notice (103p)

L.

The fire valve outlet on the 3rd Main Northwest section belt at crosscut 110+80, entry iS was not provided with an adequate valve to turn on the water supply. The valve handle was observed broken off and would not turn the water on .

•• VloiMion

I

10. Glavily:

-=~
A. HaiUI

o
Untikely ~
~•111118111y UUiy

7S.II00-2(b)

A. lnjuly or ..,_ (1111) (II); No LiQIIhood C 8. lnjuly ot IJineu c:oulct ,_ !CI!!I!I!y 11e •!!f!CI!!! Ill be: No LOit ~
C. Sigi!IIQnl end SubUnliel:
11.Nig-.a(~->

U

Highly IJUir

0

Occumld

0
Fllal

:J
0

Lost Workclayl Or ftelllic8ld Dulr 5tj

Yea
A. None

0
B. Low
D. High

PennaneaiiJ DIMbling 0 jD. Number at~~

0

005

0

0

E. R.ddea DinOIW

0
MD Da Yr

104(1)
14. Initial Action
A.~

[J e. (')nMr

[J c. s.r.sruan~ !.J

D. Wlillan Notice

[J

E. CUiionl oroer Number

F. Dllllcl

15. Aru or Equipment

8. Time (24 Hr. Clock)
17. Action to Tenninale

1

a. Tlllminllt8cl _,., .._ nA

I

MilO. Yr

I

B. Time (24 Hr. Clock)

65

United States Department of labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

I

Coal Dist 8

Field Office

Vincennes, IN

MineiD

~

Date

Mine Citation/Order

U.S. Deoartn'leftt of Labor

Mine Safety and Health Administration

(103i) ~~ sprinkler system installed on the 3rd Main Northwest belt drive The fire
81. WriUen

-'---10. Gravity:

~ 4. S.MdTo
-----.,7.MineiD -

-

(Contraclol)
I

Nolioe

I

was not installed to provide adequate protection for the discharge roller. The sprinkler head was observed pointing at an angle upward and away of the discharge roller.

8.~,A=~
Sec~an ......,., . . ._E........

I
No Lblllood

c. PartiSec:lion of
~tlle30CFR

7S.I103·9(d}

A. lnjuty ot ,...... (llu) (is):

LJ
0 0
D. Hlgh

No l..olt WOfkdaya
C. Signilanl anc1 Subltantlal:

Ya[j
A. NoDe[]

I
C.Uodel'lllll

D. Numller of ,.,_. Afllc:led:

002

B. Low jit5

0

E.,...._ DilnogaRI

0
MoO. Yr

12. Type ofAdion
14. Initial Adian A. Cblian 0

104(a)
B. Ordw

lJ

C. S.faVuald

[} D. Wlibn NDIIcll

!:;

e. CbiiGnl
Older Nl.mber

F. Oiled

15. AIM Ott Equ;pn..t

1&.T~Du•

~&a~ . ~~~~~,~.-~~.~.~~ . --~
17. N:lion 10 Tlfminala

......

I

A

Dale-- I
.-a.vr

B. Tme (24 HI. Cloc:k)

~-------------~~~~~~-------------------------------

-

I
-

llllllliiMdeNI .,.,.._eel

• ....-.,~F.--Adri11M, .._Smll....,_~,_ II F-a-daiD--fnlml!lllll....,_. Clieoenct"'II .......... _ID ..... ~. r,....witiiiD-OIIOie Mnlnilllalian, Olllo:alll-.~ ~. 411t3rd Slrlll. SW MC 21211. ~ IA
F. Dated

14. lnillal Aclion A. Cbtion [ I 8. OIW

0 c. sar.guans 0

D. WriiiM Nob

15.,.,... EquipiNnt

111. TerminDon Due

• " ...,.,.. _

I~. '"'~- ...lilii.lill. Yr

I

B. Tune (24 Ht. ClOck)

-

I

17. Adian 1o Tenninalll

11. Tei'IIINtaciiA. Da'• ...

MoOa Yr

I

B. Tme (24 Hr. Clodc)

MSW. Forlll7 ..._,.....
~~

11111111110 Aet1oM1 F..,_llolnlllll ' - " comr-* tom....U la.u-llbaulfednl ~ .-n..-NCIIIIII"CY''tliiiiO.... _IOIINI-. lyou_tD_anllle

Ill !lie

- ·

5"--.SIN

MC2120,watllinglan.DC~11.

·•1). "'Ofnlllldlmln81Smlii..,_~,OIIcllottlle-~.40t3nl _...._,_,Ntyautriellllllftlea_wiiii.,.OfnlluciMI&iailadllllantntiJ-filhlsyou...,Nve.inducf . .

or-

Small...,_ Rilgu.lllory

~ F-AciiiiiHI,IIIe Soul llulil.a~

aa

tllef91110 ........ cil8lioallllll~ ~ . , . . _ . - . lllfalelllef..,..,.,.SIIIIIyiiiiiHellll RewiaCommilllan.

11

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability
District

I

Coal Dist 8

Field Office

Vincennes, IN

MinelD

~

Date

Mine Citation/Order

U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration

A clear travelway of at least 24 inches was not provided on both sides of the 2nd Main Northwest beltline from crosscut #86 to #85. On the travelway side of the beltline a walkway of 17 to 18 inches was observed for a distance of 22 feet between the belt structure and the waterline that was covered with rock approximately 2 1/2 high sloping downward toward the beltline. This condition poses a hazard to slip, trip, and fall injuries.

9. Vlolltian

8 . Sedian of Act

C. PIIIISediDn of TIIIII30CFR

75.1403-S(g)

No Ukelillood

IJ

Unlikely

!ill

HiQhlr Ulully [j

OCc:llnM []

Nololt W~[j

C. Significant and SuFI lllial.
11 . NegligMige (c:lwck one)

Yea

[J

Na ~

I

D. Ntmber o f . . _ Alllcled:

001

D. Higll f]

E. Rec:lllell Olateglld []

15. ha orEq&lipment

HI. Tecmillalion Ow

I ....

17. Aclian to Tennillll8

A.--~

... n_rne_(2_•_Hr_c_loc:k_> ___.. . . . . . ._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ 1_•_· . _ l

MSHolo Form
~.

liean ..--~•.....,._IDIIMI......._ llyouwiiiiiD--cnlle .. _ , . . . . ... . , _ ·~~-· · -· ,. . _. _.I")....... .,.~ aSmaii....,_Adminlllralion, O!loaat.,. .....,..OinlluOIMWI. 4013111 SINo!, SW MC 2120, WUIIingiDn. DC 20411. Pllae - · )all' l9111Dftle a - - 0.. ~ ia In - I D any Olhlrligllll 'jail ..... - · induclinll lie ,.tllto--.allt'lll ~ .....-end obtain allearing toerorelhe Federal Mine 5afalrand -R--~

~ ~_

r-.-

12

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

l

Coal Dist 8

Field Office

Vincennes, IN

MineiD

r-aJ

Date

Mine Citation/Order

U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration

The 2nd Main Northwest conveyor belt was not properly aligned to prevent the energized conveyor belt from coming in contact with belt structure or belt components. At crosscut f84 a bottom roller was observed rubbing the structure creating an area hot to the touch and had cut through 3 belt stands outby previously.
This standard has been cited 13 times in two years at this mine which

liberates over 570,000 cubic feet of methane per 24 hour period.

Soe ~Form~ FOIIII701J0.311) 9. VIOlation
8.5ed1Dn

r.J

C. PM/Sec:bon d
Title 30CFR

ofAc.t

7S.I73l(b)

Yes

:oil

No

lJ
U
C.Moder...

Io. N~nw
0
O.High ~

Pelnlll*llly Diublino [J of PltJSOna Alfecad:

Flltal

0

003

11 . ~ (c:heckOM)

B. law

E. R11ck18a OMgn I .l

12. TypeofAdion
14. lnlial Acllon

104(a)

A. Cllallon

[1 a 0n1er U c. Saflgualll 0 o. Wrillllll Nallce

e. CiiMianl
[]

Older Number

15. .Nuor~

B. Time (24 Hr. Cloc:ltl
17. Ac:llon to TtlllllinaM

The conveyor belt was properly aligned.

~·

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I

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability Field Office ..___v_m_c_e_nn_e_s_,_IN _

Coal Dist 8

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Mine ID

c-J

Date

Mine Citation/Order

U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safely and Health Administration

The sprinkler system installed on the 1st Northeast belt drive was not covering 50 feet of fire-resistant belt. When measured the sprinkler system on the drive and take-up unit covered 44 1/2 feet of belt. This condition poses a hazard due to burns or smoke inhalation.

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Attachment IS - Lltabons Jssuea uunng Aumt

74

District

I

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability Field Office Vincennes, IN MineiD

Coal Dist 8

~

Date

Mine Citation/Order

u.s. o.oartm.nt of Labor Mine Safety and Health AdminislratiOn

Ia. Wri118n Nllllc» (103g)

i

l

Miners working on MMU-001 were unable to identify the location of fire suppression equipment for rapid assembly in the event of a fire or emergency. When questioned, five miners were unable to identify the location of the fire nozzle used for fire fighting on the workinq section. This condition poses a hazard due to burns or smoke inhalation from lost time to locate the necessary equipment.

8. v.tiDn

8. Sec:llan of/111:1.

C. Partl&lclion of Tille30CFR

7S.J502(c)(1Xiii)

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0

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Attacnment H - Utanons 1ssuea uunng AuCl.lt

75

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

ICoal Dist 8 I Field Office ~.--_v_in_ce_nn_e_s,_IN--'

MinelD

Date

Conveyor belts must be properly aligned to prevent the moving belt from rubbing against the structure or components. The 48 conveyor belt is not being properly aligned between cross cut #73 and cross cut #74. The bottom conveyor belt was rubbing seven bottom roller hanger components, heat from friction was being created from the belt rubbing the hangers. the heat generation this citation for any in the area? What is the distance between CC73 and CC74? The citation should have included the fact that this mine liberates more than 3.5 million cubic feet of methane each 24 hours. Was a citation for inadequate examinations

Attachment C - Citations With Questionable Evaluations

76

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

I Coal Dist 8 I Field Office I

Vincennes, IN

I Mine ID

r-~

Date

The mine rib where persons are required to work and travel is not adequately supported in the intersection of the No. 6 entry, cross cut 223 in the 4th Main west return air course. The North West corner has rashed off from the mine floor up approximately 3 feet which leaves an under cut coal and rock brow approximately 2 feet to 4 feet tall and 2 feet to 4 feet thick and 10 feet in length. The North East corner has rashed off from the mine floor up approximately 4 feet which leaves an under cut coal and rock brow approximately 1 to 4 feet tall and 1 to 3 feet thick and 12 feet in length. The South West corner has visible gaps approximately 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch approximately 2 feet back from the corner. The South East corner has visible gaps 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch approximately 3 feet back from the corner. The mine height in this area is approximately 9 feet high. The operator immediately hung danger flagging in the affected areas, and begin taking action to eliminate the

104(a) Citation Insufficient guarding is installed on the rotating pulley on the borehole pump located on the 1st floor of the prep plant. The guard in place creates an opening in 2 different areas. 1) An area approximately 4 inches by 6 inches. 2) An area approximately 6 inches by 12 inches. These areas are approximately 10 inches from the rotating pulley and belt. The operator installed danger flagging around the affected areas.

How close was this condition to where persons would normally work or travel actions the operator after the inspector cited the condition are not mitigating factors. Was an additional citation considered for

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.

Attachment C - Citations With Questionable Evaluations

77

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability

District

I Coal Dist 8 I Field Office

Ll_v_i_nc_enn_es_,

IN-~

MineiD

Date

l

appears to meet the criteria for Was an elevated level This standard was cited 67 times in the previous 24 months. The inspector should have included in the narrative of the citation the fact that this mine liberates more than 3.5 million cubic feet of methane per 24 hour period. The number of affected does not commensurate with the extent of a methane ian.itinJn

Attachment C - Citations With Questionable Evaluations

78

United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability
District

ICoal Dist 8 I Field Office

Vincennes, IN

MineiD

Date

When water sprinkler system was tested at the 1st Main North West drive, the belt continued to run . The volume of water available at the drive was not sufficient to operate the flow switch. This citation appears to meet the criteria for S&S based on the sprinkler system's faHure to stop the belt, which would have spread burning material further along the belt entry.

Attachment C - Citations With Questionable Evaluations

79

United States Deparbnent of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration Office of Accountability District

ICoal Dist 8

F;eldofli