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Part/Section of Title 30 CFR: 56.14100c Date: 08/26/2016 Negligence: Moderate District: NC

Condition or Practice:
The Ingersoll Rand DM30 Drill is missing the Rod Changer/Rod Catcher/Rod Support. With this piece missing the miner has to use his hand to guide the drill steel into place. The miner has to perform this activity every 26 feet drilled when connecting a new piece of drill steel. Performing...

Action to Terminate:
The Rod Changer was found in the shop and installed on the Ingersoll Rand DM30 drill. Therefore terminating the cited...

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:

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