9/27/2013 7:46 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - Federal mining regulators issued 213 citations during the August impact inspections.
The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration said it also issued 23 orders after inspections at nine coal mines and five other mines.
Officials said they issued 36 citations and ten orders at JJ&E Coal Corporation's Horse Creek Mine No. 2 in McDowell County. The mine operator was cited for violating roof support, ventilation, electrical, and surface regulations. An imminent danger ordered was issued at the time of the inspection and production was allowed to resume on August 13.
Since 2010, MSHA conducted more then 656 inspections, issued 11,002 citations, and 1,019 orders.