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2019 Summary
Updated January 8, 2019
Coal Production Reported as of January 2, 2020
TOTAL: 76,224,104
Underground: 59,634,549
Surface: 16,589,555
Quarry: 14,004,309
Number of Mines Reporting QUARTERLY Production
1st Quarter - Jan., Feb., Mar.,: 134
2nd Quarter - Apr., May., Jun.,: 135
3rd Quarter - Jul., Aug., Sept.,: 121
4th Quarter: Oct., Nov., Dec.,:
Number of Employees Reported as of Jan. 2, 2020
TOTAL: 52,595
Underground: 10,760
Surface: 3,686
Quarry: 671
Prep Plant: 1,620
Contractors: 35,855
Number of Accidents Reported as of Jan. 8, 2019
No Lost Time Accidents: 421
Lost Time Accidents: 298
Total Non- Fatal Accidents: 722

Fatal Accidents: 4

Statewide Accident Frequency Rate: 2.19

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TITLE-SERIES 36-18
THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT

TITLE-SERIES 36-57
RULES GOVERNING PROXIMITY DETECTION SYSTEMS AND HAULAGE SAFETY GENERALLY

TITLE-SERIES: 36-01
RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING APPROVALS AND PERMITS, EXPLOSIVES AND VENTILATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SHAFT AND/OR SLOPE OPERATIONS IN THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

TITLE-SERIES: 36-03
RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE CERTIFICATION AND STATUTORY DUTIES OF SHAFT AND/OR SLOPE SUPERINTENDENT EXAMINER FOREMAN AND EXAMINER FORMAN
 

TITLE-SERIES: 36-04
RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE MOVEMENT OF MINING EQUIPMENT WITHIN COAL MINES IN THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

TITLE-SERIES: 36-06
LONGWALL MINING

Senate Bill 635 

Retraining Classes

There will be NO CHARGE for the following classes:
Please contact the appropriate regional office for dates and times.

*CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES FOR LAID OFF MINE FOREMAN
*ELECTRICAL RETRAINING CLASSES FOR LAID OFF MINERS

2018 Summary
Updated June 5, 2019
Coal Production Reported as of March 29, 2019
TOTAL: 104,969,188
Underground: 84,553,382
Surface: 20,415,806
Quarry: 16,143,717
Number of Mines Reporting QUARTERLY Production
Data Entered through the 4th Quarter - October, November, & December, 2018:
132 Mines

Number of Employees Reported as of March 29, 2019
TOTAL:52,141
Underground: 10,222
Surface: 3,242
Quarry: 593
Prep Plant: 1,749
Contractors: 36,355
Number of Accidents Reported as of March 30, 2019
No Lost Time Accidents: 250
Lost Time Accidents: 500
Total Non- Fatal Accidents: 754

Fatal Accidents: 4

Statewide Accident Frequency Rate: 3.07

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PRESTIGIOUS SAFETY AWARD WINNERS

2019 Eustace E. Frederick Milestones
of Safety Award presented
November 13, 2019 Co-Winners
ACI Tygart Valley - Leer Mine 
Ohio County Coal Company - Ohio County Mine

2019 Bart B. Lay, Jr. Milestones
of Safety Award presented
November 13, 2019  to:
Coal Mac LLC - Holden #22 Surface

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