MSHA special impact inspections decrease at MNM mines in September 2017

Kerry Clines

December 5, 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration‘s (MSHA) Special Impact Inspection for September 2017, show that only one metal/non-metal operation received 11 citations, which indicates a big shift in enforcement practices and resources, The National Law Review reports. MSHA’s personnel and financial resources shifted to metal/non-metal operations in 2017 due to the closure of many coal operations, but even with increased personnel and finances, only one impact inspection was conducted in September, indicating a shift away from enforcement and towards compliance assistance.

MSHA monthly impact inspection list

 

Compare the September 2017 Special Impact Inspection results for one metal/non-metal operation receiving 11 citations to five metal/non-metal operations that received 57 citations in the September 2016 Special Impact Inspection.

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