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Shoemaker Mine

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  • Summary
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    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    The ownership date for this operator is unavailable

    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 0 434 0 1 0 0 2 0 75,972.00 75,622.00 75,622.00
    1996 0 317 0 0 0 0 0 0 49,775.00 49,419.00 49,419.00
    1997 0 460 0 0 0 1 0 1 103,472.00 97,365.00 97,365.00
    1998 0 560 1 0 0 0 3 12 144,921.00 140,298.90 140,298.90
    1999 1 548 0 1 0 0 2 7 169,866.00 158,590.10 158,590.10
    2000 0 406 3 3 1 0 1 7 163,690.00 156,883.00 156,883.00
    2001 0 419 0 1 1 0 0 1 122,452.00 120,202.00 120,202.00
    2002 0 267 1 2 0 0 0 2 66,907.00 65,407.00 65,407.00
    2003 0 356 1 2 2 0 0 0 95,001.00 92,801.00 92,801.00
    2004 1 487 7 2 6 1 1 0 166,786.00 156,700.00 156,700.00
    2005 1 399 0 2 3 1 0 2 128,565.00 111,787.00 111,787.00
    2006 0 331 1 4 6 0 0 0 140,335.00 96,917.00 96,372.00
    2007 0 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 43,719.00 33,534.00 30,935.00
    2008 1 360 0 2 5 0 0 0 150,012.00 139,478.00 28,076.00
    2009 0 552 0 2 8 0 0 0 413,677.00 413,677.00 58,381.00
    2010 1 288 0 0 0 0 0 0 66,133.00 66,133.00 10,806.00
    Note: Vacated Citations are not included in any reports on the DRS.

    Injuries, Hours Worked, and Production Totals
    Injuries, Hours Worked, and Production Totals
    The ownership date for this operator is unavailable

    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 13 0 2 798,449 3,819,586 0.00 3.26 0.0464 10.01
    1996 0 6 0 2 876,119 4,415,744 0.00 1.37 0.0607 8.54
    1997 0 6 0 4 906,563 4,781,199 0.00 1.32 0.0434 8.34
    1998 0 17 0 3 928,777 4,817,084 0.00 3.66 0.0449 8.88
    1999 0 9 0 0 936,302 4,403,915 0.00 1.92 0.0369 8.19
    2000 0 10 0 1 783,893 3,574,118 0.00 2.55 0.0454 8.29
    2001 0 21 0 3 932,064 4,088,210 0.00 4.51 0.0756 7.13
    2002 0 13 0 6 715,349 3,359,371 0.00 3.63 0.0366 7.13
    2003 0 16 0 0 885,190 3,843,742 0.00 3.62 0.0340 6.27
    2004 0 17 0 1 968,636 3,694,310 0.00 3.51 0.0368 5.60
    2005 1 11 0 1 1,040,976 3,505,790 0.19 2.11 0.0336 5.11
    2006 0 3 0 0 594,552 964,741 0.00 1.01 0.0721 4.79
    2007 0 5 0 0 443,045 78,593 0.00 2.26 0.0423 4.75
    2008 0 6 0 3 767,781 1,137,905 0.00 1.56 0.0213 4.26
    2009 0 12 0 3 1,015,515 296,045 0.00 2.36 0.0117 4.04
    2010 0 6 0 1 356,684 754,655 - - - -
    *   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
    GhentE.ON AG (Germany)Kentucky Utilities CoCarroll County, KY298080
    Trimble CountyE.ON AG (Germany)Louisville Gas Electric CoTrimble County, KY187776
  • Production

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    MSHA blames W. Va, miner fatality on ill-equipped machinery

    April 11, 2012

    The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released a report Wednesday, investigating the death of a miner last October working for the Shoemaker Mine in Dallas, W. Va. Charles McIntire, a 62-year-old employee of Consol Energy suffered fatal injuries when he dismounted the piece of equipment he was operating to reconnect its power source. McIntire was operating a ditch digging machine that runs on electricity along rail system. As he connected a power source the vehicle lunged forward and pulled him underneath amputating his leg.

    The report states, McIntire did not place the machine controls in the proper positions to prevent movement of the machine after he dismounted. Additionally, Consol Energy failed to implement controls to prevent the machine from sudden starts. Labels and other markings to identify machine functions were also missing.

    Read report at http://www.msha.gov/fatals/2011/FTL11c17.asp

    MSHA announces results of April impact inspections

    May 31, 2011

    The results of the April 2011 MSHA “impact” inspections have been announced, resulting in a total of 161 citations and orders being issued against eight different coal mining operations. All cited mines were in the eastern region of the US, including Shoemaker and Randolph in West Virginia, the No. 2 and #68 mines in Kentucky, as well as one mine in each of Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

    Among the worst offenders in the sweep were the Vision Coal’s No. 2 mine, which received 37 citations and orders that documented (among other things) that Vision wasn’t properly drilling bore holes to test for methane, and that it was creating a risk of a collapse by not following its ceiling reinforcement plan. Inman Energy’s Randolph mine received 25 citations, 21 of which were the most serious “S&S” citations indicating an immediate danger to the mining crew. The impact inspections grew out of an increased enforcement push by MSHA after the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine. Impact inspections target mines that have a history of violations.

    Read article at http://blogs.wvgazette.com/coaltattoo/2011/05/31/msha-announces-results-of-latest-inspection-sweeps/ and http://www.wfpl.org/2011/06/01/two-kentucky-mines-cited-in-msha-inspections/. Read MSHA press release at http://www.msha.gov/MEDIA/PRESS/2011/NR110531.asp See the list of inspected mines at http://coaldiver.org/documents/master-inspection-list-targeted-enforcement-msha-april-2011

    MSHA announces results of December 2010 impact and regularly scheduled inspections

    January 27, 2011

    MSHA has announced the results of its targeted inspections conducted in December 2010 in coal and other mines. Mines on the list had been targeted for heightened levels of scrutiny, and for the thirteen coal mines inspected, a total of 186 citations were issued of which 53% were S&S violations. However, unlike previous impact inspections, several mines (N&L Slope operate by Bear Gap Coal, and Road Fork #51 and Marsh Fork Mine both owned by Massey) actually came through the inspections with no violations. The rest of the mines faired far worse, averaging more than 18 violations each.

    Read press release at http://www.msha.gov/MEDIA/PRESS/2011/NR110127.asp or see enforcement summary document at /documents/master-inspection-list-targeted-enforcement-dec-2010

  • News
  • MSHA announces results of April impact inspections

    May 31, 2011

    The results of the April 2011 MSHA “impact” inspections have been announced, resulting in a total of 161 citations and orders being issued against eight different coal mining operations. All cited mines were in the eastern region of the US, including Shoemaker and Randolph in West Virginia, the No. 2 and #68 mines in Kentucky, as well as one mine in each of Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

    Among the worst offenders in the sweep were the Vision Coal’s No. 2 mine, which received 37 citations and orders that documented (among other things) that Vision wasn’t properly drilling bore holes to test for methane, and that it was creating a risk of a collapse by not following its ceiling reinforcement plan. Inman Energy’s Randolph mine received 25 citations, 21 of which were the most serious “S&S” citations indicating an immediate danger to the mining crew. The impact inspections grew out of an increased enforcement push by MSHA after the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine. Impact inspections target mines that have a history of violations.

    Read article at http://blogs.wvgazette.com/coaltattoo/2011/05/31/msha-announces-results-of-latest-inspection-sweeps/ and http://www.wfpl.org/2011/06/01/two-kentucky-mines-cited-in-msha-inspections/. Read MSHA press release at http://www.msha.gov/MEDIA/PRESS/2011/NR110531.asp See the list of inspected mines at http://coaldiver.org/documents/master-inspection-list-targeted-enforcement-msha-april-2011

  • Documents