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Power Mountain Processing

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  • Summary
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    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Please Note: Power Mountain Coal Company has been the current operator since 10/16/1997

    Year 103(k) 104(a) 104(b) 104(d)(1) 104(d)(2) 107(a) Proposed
    Penalties ($)
    Current Penalties ($) Amount Paid
    To Date ($)
    1995 0 4 0 0 0 0 288.00 288.00 288.00
    1996 0 16 0 0 0 0 1,559.00 1,559.00 1,559.00
    1997 0 13 0 0 0 0 1,116.00 1,116.00 1,116.00
    1998 0 33 0 1 0 0 2,326.00 2,326.00 2,326.00
    1999 0 35 0 0 0 0 4,354.00 4,354.00 4,354.00
    2000 0 18 0 0 0 0 2,369.00 2,369.00 2,369.00
    2001 0 50 0 0 0 0 4,814.00 4,814.00 4,814.00
    2002 0 35 0 1 0 1 5,420.00 5,220.00 5,220.00
    2003 0 41 0 4 0 0 13,456.00 11,519.00 11,519.00
    2004 0 41 2 4 0 0 13,895.00 13,895.00 13,895.00
    2005 0 20 0 0 9 0 19,092.00 19,092.00 19,092.00
    2006 1 15 0 0 2 0 7,786.00 4,663.00 4,663.00
    2007 0 43 0 0 0 0 5,728.00 5,665.00 5,565.00
    2008 0 101 0 0 0 0 29,008.00 28,433.00 25,558.00
    2009 0 37 0 3 0 0 39,986.00 39,986.00 31,583.00
    2010 0 50 0 2 1 0 26,020.00 26,020.00 948.00
    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: Power Mountain Coal Company has been the current operator since 10/16/1997

    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 3 0 0 77,473 0 0.00 7.74 0.0202 6.28
    1996 0 2 0 1 44,357 0 0.00 9.02 0.0355 4.91
    1997 0 0 0 0 18,487 0 0.00 0.00 0.0000 4.03
    1998 0 0 0 1 25,978 0 0.00 0.00 0.0172 4.22
    1999 0 0 0 3 50,678 0 0.00 0.00 0.0283 3.89
    2000 0 0 0 3 60,196 0 0.00 0.00 0.0406 3.65
    2001 0 0 0 0 68,621 0 0.00 0.00 0.0297 3.21
    2002 0 6 0 0 59,126 0 0.00 20.30 0.0107 3.64
    2003 0 2 0 0 57,147 0 0.00 7.00 0.0000 3.48
    2004 0 0 0 0 54,013 0 0.00 0.00 0.0356 2.75
    2005 0 0 0 0 52,902 0 0.00 0.00 0.0000 2.36
    2006 0 2 0 0 63,553 0 0.00 6.29 0.0000 2.43
    2007 0 2 0 0 83,791 0 0.00 4.77 0.0113 1.88
    2008 0 1 0 0 94,965 0 0.00 2.11 0.0245 1.54
    2009 0 2 0 0 80,917 0 0.00 4.94 0.0000 1.62
    2010 0 2 0 1 45,781 0 0.00 0.00 0.0000 1.46
    *   Hours worked and accidents & injuries now include office hours or accidents (subunit 99).
    ** Current rates are based on data available as of 2010 Quarter 1. For a further explanation, please see this.
  • MSHA Data


  • 2009 Sales to Power Plants

    NameControllerOperatorLocationTons Purchased
    RoxboroProgress Energy IncProgress Energy CarolinasPerson County, NC162269
    MayoProgress Energy IncProgress Energy CarolinasPerson County, NC11678
    LeeProgress Energy IncProgress Energy CarolinasWayne County, NC11678
    Cape FearProgress Energy IncProgress Energy CarolinasChatham County, NC9337
  • Production
  • 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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