210 citations issued during MSHA mine inspections

CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal impact inspections at U.S. mines in February resulted in 210 citations and eight orders.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration conducted the inspections at nine coal mines in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Illinois and Utah. In addition, a surface gold mine in Nevada and an underground salt mine and a crushed limestone operation in Kansas were inspected.

The inspections began in 2010 after the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in West Virginia that killed 29 coal miners.

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