The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 90 citations and three orders during special impact inspections at 10 coal mines and three metal and nonmetal mines in April 2016.
One aggregates operation was inspected, resulting in four citations.
Begun in force in April 2010, these monthly inspections involve mines that merit increased agency attention and enforcement due to their poor compliance history or particular compliance concerns. MSHA conducted impact inspections at mines in Alabama, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Montana, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Since April 2010, MSHA has conducted 1,142 impact inspections and issued 16,226 citations, 1,313 orders and 60 safeguards.