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Part/Section of Title 30 CFR: 56.4101 Date: 04/24/2014 Negligence: Moderate District: NC

Condition or Practice:
The Ford F250 pick-up truck was not equipped with "no smoking or no open flame" signs to warn miners of the potential fire hazard that exists. The bed of the truck contained a 75 gallon dyed diesel fuel dispensing tank. This condition present a fire hazard and exposes miners to...

Action to Terminate:
The mine operator printed "no smoking, no open flames" on the back of the fuel tank.

Part/Section of Title 30 CFR: 50.30a Date: 03/07/2014 Negligence: Moderate District: NC

Condition or Practice:
An MSHA #7000-2 (Quarterly Employment Report) for the second quarter of 2013 was not submitted within the 15 day period following the quarter in question. The form was submitted on 7/16/2013. Mine management is aware the quarterly reports are to be submitted within 15 days after the end of each...

Action to Terminate:
The quarterly report has been submitted.

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