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Poplar Ridge No 1 Deep Mine

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  • Summary
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    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Please Note: Brooks Run Mining Company LLC has been the current operator since 2/1/2003

    Year 104(a) 104(d)(1) 314(b) Proposed
    Penalties ($)
    Current Penalties ($) Amount Paid
    To Date ($)
    1995 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1996 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1997 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1998 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1999 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2000 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2001 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2002 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2003 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2004 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2005 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2006 8 0 0 846.00 846.00 846.00
    2007 14 1 1 4,245.00 3,597.00 2,097.00
    2008 32 0 0 9,619.00 6,955.00 4,447.00
    2009 53 0 1 16,396.00 16,396.00 3,722.00
    2010 46 0 2 7,237.00 7,237.00 0.00
    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: Brooks Run Mining Company LLC has been the current operator since 2/1/2003

    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 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0.0336 5.11
    2006 0 0 0 0 1,487 4,965 0.00 0.00 0.0721 4.79
    2007 0 0 0 0 103,326 357,511 0.00 0.00 0.0423 4.75
    2008 0 1 0 1 198,415 1,097,271 0.00 1.01 0.0213 4.26
    2009 0 2 0 2 206,981 960,647 0.00 1.93 0.0117 4.04
    2010 0 1 0 0 59,829 265,572 - - - -
    *   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
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  • Production
  • 2 Former Mine Employees Sentenced for Making False Statements

    June 22, 2011

    Luke W. Pugh has been sentenced to a year in jail plus three years of supervised release after admitting lying about being qualified to conduct coal mine safety inspections. Pugh conducted almost 400 such inspections between June 18, 2007 and April 28, 2009 while employed at the Pleasant Hill Mine near Mill Creek, WV.

    In a separate case, Chad J. Ferrell was sentenced to five years of probation after admitting that he lied about being certified to conduct safety inspections. Ferrell conducted 489 inspections from Sept 15, 2009 to June 5, 2009 at the Poplar Ridge #1 Deep Mine near Sutton, WV.
    Read article at http://wowktv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=101922

    More Massey workers face license-forging allegations

    December 15, 2010

    In the wake of last week’s revelation that a mine foreman at Massey’s Upper Big Branch mine used a forged forman’s certification for 228 inspections, Ken Ward Jr. has uncovered a disturbing number of other instances of forged foreman card’s at Massey mines. Included in the list are:

    • Craig W. Belcher, who used a forged card for a week at the Spartan Mining facility before getting caught and fired by Massey
    • Scott E. Jeffrey, who used a forged electrician’s card to get a job at Massey’s Power Mountain Processing plant.
    • Neil A. Hasen, who used a forged card for five inspections at Big River Mining, and now faced federal charges.
    • Luke W. Pugh, who faces up to 180 years in jail for telling the operators of the Pleasant Hill Mine that he had a foreman’s certification, and then later repeating the lie to a federal investigator. He also accused of using that forged certification 541 times.
    • Chad J. Farrell, who faces up to 150 years in jail for conducting more than 500 inspections with a forged license at the Poplar Ridge Mine

    Read article at http://wvgazette.com/News/201012150673

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