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Upper Big Branch Mine-South

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  • Summary
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    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Please Note: Performance Coal Company has been the current operator since 10/15/1994

    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 64 0 0 0 0 1 1 6,698.00 6,698.00 6,698.00
    1996 0 147 2 2 0 0 1 10 24,463.00 24,463.00 24,463.00
    1997 1 153 0 1 0 0 0 2 24,752.00 24,045.00 24,045.00
    1998 1 171 0 1 0 1 0 3 98,022.00 56,222.00 56,222.00
    1999 0 113 0 0 0 0 0 3 23,941.00 23,941.00 23,941.00
    2000 0 239 0 1 0 0 0 0 55,325.00 55,325.00 55,325.00
    2001 2 154 0 0 0 0 0 3 51,301.00 48,761.00 48,761.00
    2002 0 214 1 4 0 0 0 2 71,610.00 64,726.80 64,726.80
    2003 1 169 0 2 0 0 1 2 46,011.00 41,934.10 41,405.76
    2004 2 230 3 0 0 0 0 3 54,223.00 48,371.00 48,371.00
    2005 1 137 3 0 0 0 0 2 33,067.00 32,577.00 32,576.60
    2006 2 148 4 12 5 0 2 0 212,127.00 191,249.00 84,411.00
    2007 0 270 1 0 0 0 1 0 266,362.00 253,984.00 61,745.00
    2008 2 188 0 2 3 1 0 1 290,340.00 239,566.00 49,461.00
    2009 1 458 4 2 48 1 1 0 897,325.00 897,325.00 168,393.00
    2010 1 151 2 0 6 0 0 0 327,641.00 327,641.00 12,031.00
    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: Performance Coal Company has been the current operator since 10/15/1994

    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 7 0 2 209,101 1,025,694 0.00 6.70 0.0464 10.01
    1996 0 11 0 8 452,647 3,080,567 0.00 4.86 0.0607 8.54
    1997 0 11 0 6 438,231 4,643,845 0.00 5.02 0.0434 8.34
    1998 0 8 1 15 480,994 5,698,804 0.00 3.33 0.0449 8.88
    1999 0 5 0 2 456,847 5,078,259 0.00 2.19 0.0369 8.19
    2000 0 12 0 11 474,005 4,049,498 0.00 5.06 0.0454 8.29
    2001 1 10 0 5 556,907 2,947,002 0.36 3.59 0.0756 7.13
    2002 0 21 0 0 511,816 3,354,926 0.00 8.21 0.0366 7.13
    2003 1 18 0 0 422,971 3,271,207 0.47 8.51 0.0340 6.27
    2004 0 16 0 0 465,619 2,780,843 0.00 6.87 0.0368 5.60
    2005 0 16 0 0 504,444 2,242,514 0.00 6.34 0.0336 5.11
    2006 0 11 0 0 432,178 658,942 0.00 5.09 0.0721 4.79
    2007 0 5 0 1 414,667 576,672 0.00 2.41 0.0423 4.75
    2008 0 12 0 1 395,168 363,923 0.00 6.07 0.0213 4.26
    2009 0 14 0 1 482,132 1,235,462 0.00 5.81 0.0117 4.04
    2010 28 2 1 0 124,478 432,135 - - - -
    *   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

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