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Part/Section of Title 30 CFR: 56.12018 Date: 02/26/2016 Negligence: Moderate District:

Condition or Practice:
The plant control booth had multiple breakers that were not labeled to identify what piece of equipment they controlled. The electrician could not readily identify what the circuits controlled. The breakers were in the energized position. All other breakers and panels are labeled. Should a miner, performing maintenance, be unable...

Action to Terminate:

Part/Section of Title 30 CFR: 56.4201a2 Date: 02/26/2016 Negligence: Moderate District:

Condition or Practice:
The annual inspection for the fire extinguisher located in the cab of the CAT 980K front-end loader was not performed or recorded as required. The last inspection was dated Feb. 2014 as indicated by the inspection tag located on the fire extinguisher. The components of the extinguisher appeared to be...

Action to Terminate:
The fire extinguisher was replaced with one that meets all the requirements of the standard.

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