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Ruby Energy

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  • Summary
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    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Please Note: Spartan Mining Co., Inc. has been the current operator since 11/1/1999

    Year 103(k) 104(a) 104(b) 104(d)(1) 104(d)(2) 104(g)(1) 107(a) 314(b) Proposed
    Penalties ($)
    Current Penalties ($) Amount Paid
    To Date ($)
    1995 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1999 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 455.00 455.00 455.00
    2000 0 62 0 0 0 0 0 1 6,041.00 6,041.00 6,041.00
    2001 0 211 1 0 0 2 0 3 47,042.00 47,042.00 47,042.00
    2002 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 5,555.00 5,555.00 5,555.00
    2003 0 41 0 0 0 0 0 1 11,784.00 11,784.00 11,784.00
    2004 1 67 1 3 0 0 0 0 137,481.00 184,371.00 184,371.00
    2005 1 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 8,609.00 8,609.00 8,609.00
    2006 1 92 0 0 5 0 0 2 48,887.00 40,140.50 40,140.50
    2007 2 218 5 4 2 0 0 6 435,132.00 374,026.00 103,411.00
    2008 5 684 7 2 46 0 7 3 1,857,848.00 1,766,948.00 184,048.00
    2009 4 545 3 0 15 0 1 5 1,668,408.00 1,668,408.00 184,941.00
    2010 2 183 0 0 6 0 0 1 212,048.00 212,048.00 13,636.00
    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: Spartan Mining Co., Inc. has been the current operator since 11/1/1999

    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 4,579 0 0.00 0.00 0.0369 8.19
    2000 0 1 0 0 102,521 462,710 0.00 1.95 0.0454 8.29
    2001 0 3 0 5 164,978 679,384 0.00 3.64 0.0756 7.13
    2002 0 1 0 0 35,504 77,009 0.00 5.63 0.0366 7.13
    2003 0 0 0 1 94,283 483,660 0.00 0.00 0.0340 6.27
    2004 1 2 0 0 95,774 473,462 2.09 4.18 0.0368 5.60
    2005 0 6 0 1 140,052 499,908 0.00 8.57 0.0336 5.11
    2006 0 9 0 4 135,243 342,860 0.00 13.31 0.0721 4.79
    2007 0 4 0 0 184,890 772,759 0.00 4.33 0.0423 4.75
    2008 0 5 0 0 188,447 524,798 0.00 5.31 0.0213 4.26
    2009 0 4 0 1 206,504 459,135 0.00 3.87 0.0117 4.04
    2010 0 0 0 0 19,114 7,742 - - - -
    *   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
    Potomac RiverMirant CorpMirant CorpAlexandria City County, VA11096
  • Production

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    MSHA puts 13 mines on notice for potential pattern of violations

    Mines represent first group to be identified under agency’s new screening criteria
    November 19, 2010

    MSHA announced that it has advised 13 mines that they have been placed on a “Potential Patterns of Violation” list, the first set of mines notified that they might face increased “Patterns of Violation” (POV) enforcement since MSHA toughened its POV criteria. Of the mines, 11 of the 13 are coal mines, and of those the majority are in Central Appalachia.

    Four of the mines on the list had previously been notified that they were on the PPOV list: Straight Creek #1, Upper Big Branch, Eagle #1 and Ruby Energy.

    Read article at http://www.msha.gov/media/PRESS/2010/NR101119a.asp

    Hundreds seek mediation in well lawsuits

    November 15, 2010

    More than 650 people from Rawl, Lick Creek, Merrimac and Sprigg, West Virginia arrived at mandatory mediation talks to try and resolve more than 700 lawsuits filed against Massey Energy. The suits each allege that a Massey subsidiary polluted resident’s drinking water from a local coal slurry operation. Many brought brown and bright orange tap water from their homes to back up their point.

    The plaintiffs originally tried filing a class action suit in Mingo county, but a judge denied the request, resulting in 700 individual lawsuits being filed.

    Read article at http://wvgazette.com/News/201011151013

    Massey Energy cited in 2 W.Va. mining deaths

    October 14, 2010 by Ken Ward Jr.

    As the result of an MSHA investigation, Massey Energy was found responsible for the deaths of two miners, one at the Pocahontas Mine and the other at Ruby Energy.

    Read more at http://blogs.wvgazette.com/coaltattoo/2010/10/14/massey-energy-cited-in-2-w-va-mining-deaths/

  • News
  • Potential Pattern of Violations Table – MSHA – 2010

    List of the second group of mines notified that they are on the Potential Pattern of Violations list. Published November 11, 2010.

    /documents/potential-pattern-of-violations-table-msha-2010

  • Documents