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  • Summary
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    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Please Note: Sterling Mining Corporation has been the current operator since 2/1/1991

    Year 103(k) 104(a) 107(a) Proposed
    Penalties ($)
    Current Penalties ($) Amount Paid
    To Date ($)
    1995 0 18 0 1,025.00 1,025.00 1,025.00
    1996 0 26 0 2,097.00 2,097.00 2,097.00
    1997 0 22 1 2,170.00 2,170.00 2,170.00
    1998 0 23 0 1,987.00 1,987.00 1,987.00
    1999 0 22 0 1,572.00 1,572.00 1,572.00
    2000 0 30 0 2,287.00 2,287.00 2,287.00
    2001 0 37 0 2,931.00 2,931.00 2,931.00
    2002 0 35 0 3,618.00 3,618.00 3,618.00
    2003 0 12 0 1,731.00 1,731.00 1,731.00
    2004 0 23 0 2,241.00 2,241.00 2,241.00
    2005 0 24 0 2,190.00 2,190.00 2,190.00
    2006 0 20 0 2,207.00 2,207.00 2,207.00
    2007 0 8 0 1,480.00 1,480.00 1,480.00
    2008 2 23 0 4,122.00 4,122.00 4,122.00
    2009 0 3 0 338.00 338.00 338.00
    2010 0 2 0 0.00 0.00 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: Sterling Mining Corporation has been the current operator since 2/1/1991

    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 21,151 73,036 0.00 0.00 0.0202 6.28
    1996 0 1 0 0 41,103 150,534 0.00 4.87 0.0355 4.91
    1997 0 3 0 0 49,957 170,945 0.00 12.01 0.0000 4.03
    1998 0 0 0 0 50,617 213,261 0.00 0.00 0.0172 4.22
    1999 0 0 0 0 32,676 223,304 0.00 0.00 0.0283 3.89
    2000 0 2 0 0 47,452 240,984 0.00 8.43 0.0406 3.65
    2001 0 0 0 0 58,539 233,872 0.00 0.00 0.0297 3.21
    2002 0 0 0 0 56,541 356,187 0.00 0.00 0.0107 3.64
    2003 0 0 0 0 56,146 331,018 0.00 0.00 0.0000 3.48
    2004 0 1 0 0 39,790 247,327 0.00 5.03 0.0356 2.75
    2005 0 0 0 0 62,434 398,197 0.00 0.00 0.0000 2.36
    2006 0 2 0 0 64,997 452,232 0.00 6.15 0.0000 2.43
    2007 0 0 0 0 59,133 393,560 0.00 0.00 0.0113 1.88
    2008 0 0 0 0 19,525 46,929 0.00 0.00 0.0245 1.54
    2009 0 1 0 0 6,573 0 0.00 30.43 0.0000 1.62
    2010 0 0 0 0 10,185 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
    NilesReliant Energy IncReliant Energy IncTrumbull County, OH137621
    New Castle PlantReliant Energy IncReliant Energy IncLawrence County, PA17470
  • Production