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  • To provide the safest workplace possible through cost effective compliance.
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This site is free and open for all to visit, however we restrict submissions to members of supporting associations listed in the masthead. All comments will be monitored for content. We encourage members to submit citations of high interest. Those might include unusual and challenging citations to citations which might indicate a new MSHA initiative. Citations that assess high penalties as well as citations for conditions not cited before would also be of interest.

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Part/Section of Title 30 CFR: 56.12004 Date: 05/21/2015 Negligence: Moderate District: NC

Condition or Practice:
The 240v power cable for the rising current pump on the EIW classifier tank had a 3/4 inch cut in the outer jacket exposing the inner conductors to mechanical damage. The cut was located approximately 6 inches above the walkway. The area is accessed weekly for greasing the pump. Employees...

Action to Terminate:
The mine operator had the cable wrapped with rubber tape then electrical tape to cover the cut area.

Part/Section of Title 30 CFR: 56.12004 Date: 05/21/2015 Negligence: Moderate District:

Condition or Practice:
The conduit that carries the 120v power conductors to the disconnect for the brine tank pump was broken exposing the inner conductors to mechanical damage. The plastic conduit was broken and dropped down approximately 1/2 inch and was resting on the energized 120v conductors. Employees and customer truck drivers were...

Action to Terminate:
The mine operator had the conduit repaired


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