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Fatal Summary  Report 1997 - 2019   (PDF Format)

Senate Bill 635

Effective July 31, 2019

Title 56 Series 19 - Substance Abuse Screening, Standards and Procedures

Title 56 Series 22 - Rules Governing the Certification, Recertification and Training of EMT-Miners and the Certification of EMT-Instructors

Retraining Classes

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


Renewal Forms

2019 Certificate of Approval Perm Extension Renewal Forms

Underground and Surface Mines
Independent Contractors
Independent Contractors Approved Inactive Status

2019 General Information Update Forms

Coal Handling Facilities / Prep Plants

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MHST Mine Rescue Team Training at WVU Extension Service


2018 Eustace E. Frederick Milestones
of Safety Award presented
January 29, 2019 Co-Winners
ACI Tygart Valley - Leer Mine 
Tunnel Ridge LLC - Tunnel Ridge Mine / Prep Plant Complex

2018 Bart B. Lay, Jr. Milestones
of Safety Award presented
January 29, 2019  to:
Coal Mac LLC - Holden #22 Surface & Plant Complex

2019 Summary
Updated August 23, 2019

Coal Production Reported as of August 22, 2019
TOTAL: 51,289,380
Underground: 40,156,047
Surface: 11,133,333
Quarry: 9,376,815

Number of Mines Reporting QUARTERLY Production
1st Quarter - Jan., Feb., Mar.,: 135
2nd Quarter - Apr., May., Jun.,: 126
3rd Quarter - Jul., Aug., Sept.,:
4th Quarter: Oct., Nov., Dec.,:

Number of Employees Reported as of August 22, 2019
TOTAL: 52,320
Underground: 10,682
Surface: 3,714
Quarry: 646
Prep Plant: 1,674
Contractors: 35,604

Number of Accidents Reported as of August 20, 2019
No Lost Time Accidents: 191
Lost Time Accidents: 299
Total Non- Fatal Accidents: 490

Fatal Accidents: 2

Statewide Accident Frequency Rate: 3.22

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
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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