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Dugout Canyon Mine

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  • Summary
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    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Please Note: Canyon Fuel Company LLC has been the current operator since 6/1/1998

    Year 103(k) 104(a) 104(b) 104(d)(1) 104(d)(2) 107(a) 314(b) Proposed
    Penalties ($)
    Current Penalties ($) Amount Paid
    To Date ($)
    1995 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1998 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 627.00 627.00 627.00
    1999 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 2,722.00 2,722.00 2,722.00
    2000 0 71 0 0 0 0 0 14,707.00 14,112.00 14,112.00
    2001 0 67 0 0 0 0 0 11,245.00 11,245.00 11,245.00
    2002 0 62 0 0 0 0 0 12,840.00 12,840.00 12,840.00
    2003 2 97 0 0 0 0 2 19,483.00 19,483.00 19,483.00
    2004 1 175 0 1 0 0 0 86,034.00 62,883.00 62,883.00
    2005 0 183 2 5 0 0 1 65,593.00 63,536.00 63,536.00
    2006 1 203 1 0 3 0 2 117,030.00 96,365.00 96,365.00
    2007 6 129 0 0 0 1 0 252,643.00 110,448.00 110,448.00
    2008 3 147 1 1 0 0 0 218,330.00 185,117.00 185,117.00
    2009 4 212 0 0 0 0 1 135,370.00 135,370.00 122,407.00
    2010 1 73 0 0 0 0 0 45,677.00 45,677.00 18,744.00
    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: Canyon Fuel Company LLC has been the current operator since 6/1/1998

    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 51,766 168,478 0.00 0.00 0.0449 8.88
    1999 0 2 0 2 219,789 821,454 0.00 1.82 0.0369 8.19
    2000 0 2 0 1 112,589 497,702 0.00 3.55 0.0454 8.29
    2001 0 0 0 0 142,224 1,981,000 0.00 0.00 0.0756 7.13
    2002 0 1 0 0 253,921 2,079,928 0.00 0.79 0.0366 7.13
    2003 0 6 0 0 363,356 2,941,000 0.00 3.30 0.0340 6.27
    2004 0 5 0 0 431,296 3,810,757 0.00 2.32 0.0368 5.60
    2005 0 0 0 0 473,415 4,591,851 0.00 0.00 0.0336 5.11
    2006 0 4 0 2 499,328 4,387,000 0.00 1.60 0.0721 4.79
    2007 0 2 0 1 504,683 3,826,429 0.00 0.79 0.0423 4.75
    2008 0 4 0 1 545,915 4,145,406 0.00 1.47 0.0213 4.26
    2009 0 5 0 0 618,235 3,290,567 0.00 1.62 0.0117 4.04
    2010 0 0 0 1 150,392 588,671 - - - -
    *   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


  • 2009 Sales to Power Plants

    NameControllerOperatorLocationTons Purchased
    HunterMidAmerican Energy Holdings CoPacifiCorp-Rocky MtnEmery County, UT728486
    ShawneeTennessee Valley AuthorityTennessee Valley AuthorityMcCracken County, KY459886
    ColbertTennessee Valley AuthorityTennessee Valley AuthorityColbert County, AL393845
    JohnsonvilleTennessee Valley AuthorityTennessee Valley AuthorityHumphreys County, TN344759
    HuntingtonMidAmerican Energy Holdings CoPacifiCorp-Rocky MtnEmery County, UT293728
    Stockton CogenAir Products and Chemicals IncAir Products and Chemicals IncSan Joaquin County, CA4339
  • Production
  • Utah’s Dugout Canyon mine accident-free for second year

    October 10, 2011

    Arch Coal’s Dugout Canyon mine recently eclipsed more than two years of mining without any lost time accidents for its employees, and the adjacent Castle Valley Preparation Plant is now going on five years without a lost time accident. While a May 6, 2011 accident did result in lost time for a contractor, employees have accrued more than 1M manhours of work without an accident, far below the national rate. Even including the contractor accident, the mine is far below the national injury rate.

    Read article at http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/52692521-79/canyon-dugout-mine-coal.html.csp

    10-Q: ARCH COAL INC – MarketWatch

                                                                                                           Increase (Decrease)
                                                           Three Months Ended June 30                         in Net Income
                                                           2010                     2009                  Amount                %
                                                               (Amounts in thousands, except per ton data and percentages)
    Coal sales                                       $       764,295            $   554,612           $     209,683            37.8 %
    Tons sold                                                 38,340                 27,658                  10,682            38.6 %
    Coal sales realization per ton sold              $         19.93            $     20.05           $       (0.12 )          (0.6 )%
    

    Read full 10-Q at http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-q-arch-coal-inc-2010-08-06

    ArchCoal expects Dugout Canyon mine to be down for longer than expected

    MONDAY, 12 JULY 2010

    St. Louis, US-based coal producer Arch Coal’s subsidiary Canyon Fuel Company said on July 9 that it is working closely and cooperatively with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) with the goal of resuming operations at its Dugout coal mine as soon as possible

    The mine in Carbon County, Utah, where production has been temporarily idled since June 22, 2010 due to an ignition incident at the longwall, has had a remote monitoring system installed that will help determine whether any combustion activity is occurring.

    http://www.steelorbis.com/steel-news/latest-news/archcoal-expects-dugout-canyon-mine-to-be-down-for-longer-than-expected-542673.htm

    Dugout Canyon coal mine closed again by MSHA

    By Mike Gorrell — The Salt Lake Tribune — Updated Jun 22, 2010 10:26PM

    For the second time this year, the Dugout Canyon coal mine in Carbon County has been shut down by federal mine safety regulators because of a “heating event.”

    The mine operator, Canyon Fuel Co., voluntarily evacuated the mine at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday after evidence of a “heating event” potentially came from a section of Dugout Canyon recently excavated by a longwall mining machine, said Kim Link, a spokeswoman for Canyon Fuel’s parent company, St. Louis-based Arch Coal Co.

    Read more at http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/49808945-79/mine-canyon-coal-dugout.html.csp

    Dugout Canyon Mine Resumes Production

    WELLINGTON, Utah, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Arch Coal’s Canyon Fuel Company subsidiary announced that its Dugout Canyon Mine in Carbon County, Utah, has resumed coal production with all mining equipment, including the main longwall mining system.
    Mine crews recently completed permanently sealing a mined-out area where increased levels of carbon monoxide were detected on April 29. The company wishes to thank the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for their technical support and assistance in resolving this situation in a safe and responsible manner.

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dugout-canyon-mine-resumes-production-94614189.html

    Dugout Canyon mine shut down by remote fire: Crews in Carbon County work to seal off, flood ‘hot spot.’

    By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune — May 4–The Dugout Canyon coal mine in Carbon County has been shut down since Thursday night because of a “hot spot” that produced elevated levels of potentially dangerous carbon monoxide gas.

    Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) officials issued a closure order on the mine, operated by Arch Coal Co. subsidiary Canyon Fuels Co., after carbon monoxide levels increased in a mined-out area that was being sealed off.

    Read more at http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4084837

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