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Advantage No 1

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  • Summary
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    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Please Note: Sapphire Coal Company has been the current operator since 5/5/2005

    Year 103(k) 104(a) 104(b) 104(d)(1) 104(g)(1) 314(b) Proposed
    Penalties ($)
    Current Penalties ($) Amount Paid
    To Date ($)
    1995 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2005 0 46 0 0 0 0 3,641.00 3,641.00 3,641.00
    2006 1 99 0 1 0 1 19,533.00 15,333.00 15,333.00
    2007 2 166 0 0 0 0 52,766.00 49,069.00 49,017.54
    2008 2 270 0 0 3 0 129,474.00 123,195.00 53,667.00
    2009 0 229 3 1 0 2 135,265.00 135,265.00 61,705.00
    2010 0 161 0 0 0 2 62,545.00 62,545.00 6,819.00
    Note: Vacated Citations are not included in any reports on the DRS.

    Injuries, Hours Worked, and Production Totals
    Injuries, Hours Worked, and Production Totals
    Please Note: Sapphire Coal Company has been the current operator since 5/5/2005

    Year Fatal Operator
    Injuries
    NFDL Operator
    Injuries
    Fatal Contractor
    Injuries
    NFDL Contractor
    Injuries
    Operator Hours
    Worked*
    Coal
     Produced 
    (tons)
    Operator Fatal
    Incidence Rate**
    Operator NFDL
    Incidence Rate**
    Mine Type
    National Fatal
    Incidence Rate**
    Mine Type
    National NFDL
    Incidence Rate**
    1995 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0464 10.01
    1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0607 8.54
    1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0434 8.34
    1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0449 8.88
    1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0369 8.19
    2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0454 8.29
    2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0756 7.13
    2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0366 7.13
    2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0340 6.27
    2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0368 5.60
    2005 0 2 0 0 48,580 68,778 0.00 8.23 0.0336 5.11
    2006 0 6 0 0 233,987 783,023 0.00 5.13 0.0721 4.79
    2007 0 2 0 1 248,262 545,745 0.00 1.61 0.0423 4.75
    2008 0 8 0 2 370,828 713,898 0.00 4.31 0.0213 4.26
    2009 0 3 0 0 330,765 811,632 0.00 1.81 0.0117 4.04
    2010 0 2 0 1 89,801 220,922 - - - -
    *   Hours worked and accidents & injuries now include office hours or accidents (subunit 99).
    ** Current rates are based on data available as of 2009 Quarter 4. For a further explanation, please see this.
  • MSHA Data
  • Production
  • MSHA Press Release: 550 violations cited in latest ‘impact inspections’

    The Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that as a result of their “special impact” inspections, initiated in the wake of the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion, resulted in a total of 341 violations in their inspection of 15 coal mines. The rest of the violations occurred in 15 metal/non-metal mines.

    Mines were targeted based on their history of prior violations. Included were the Advantage Number 1 mine in Kentucky, which was issued 51 violations. Another was the Straight Creek #1 Mine (also in Kentucky), which was issued 39 violations. A later, regularly-scheduled inspection on October 14 found that many of the conditions had not changed, and the mine was closed until the problems were corrected.

    The full list of coal mines cited is

    Read more at http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/MSHA/MSHA20101464.htm

  • News
  • Master Inspection List, Targeted Enforcement, Sept 2010

    A list of the mines inspected and citations issued in the September 2010 push by MSHA to reinspect mines with a pattern of violations.
    http://coaldiver.org/documents/master-inspection-list-targeted-enforcement-sept-2010

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