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Notice is hereby given that the undersigned authorized representative of the Secretary of the Interior upon making an inspection of this mine on June 3

1970, observar a violation of Section_30666) of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969. The violation, described below, should be corrected as soon as the ways and means of correction are available.

Description of violation:

Automatic circuit breakers were not provided for the trailing cable of the auxiliary fan in 9. butt 2 face.

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Notice is hereby given that the undersigned authorized representative of the Secretary of the Interior upon making an inspection of this mine on June 3

1972, observed a violation of Section of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969. The violation, described below, should be corrected as soon as the ways and means of correction are available.

Description of violation:

Deluge-type water sprays were not provided over the belt drive in 9 butt 2 face.

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Nutice is hereby given tha: the undersigned authorized representative of the Secretary of the Interior upon making an inspection of this mine on

June 3... 19... 70 finds, in accordance with Sec. X 104.(b), or 104.(i), of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (P.L. 91-173), a violation of the mandatory health or safety standard set forth in Section

of the Act or O Regulations promulgated by the Secretary of the Interior.

304(a)

Condition or practice:

Float coal dust in dangerous quantities had accumulated on top of the rock dust in No. 6 entry 9 butt 2 face.

The foregoing violation shall be totally abated by .....8...o'clock X a.m., Op.m. on

June. 4.

1970...

Signed

James B. Shannon

NOTE:

Review of this Notice pursuant to Sec. 105.(a) of the Act may

made upon application to the Board of Mine Operations Appeals.

Form 104.(b) or 101.(i) Notice o'clock 0 a.m.

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Notice is hereby given that on June 4

19.70, the undersigned authorized representative of the Secretary of the interior made a special inspection of the above-named mine:

Upon the expiration of a period of time as originally fixed 0 Upon the expiration of a period of time as extended o Upon the request of the operator

and in accordance with Sec. 104.(b), or 104.(i), of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (P.L. 91-173), finds that the violation of the mandatory health or safety standard set forth in Section 304(a). of the Act or Regulations promulgated by the Secretary of the Interior, as described in Notice of Violation No. 1 dated June 3

19.70, was Os totally abated or not totally abated.

Float coal dust accumulating on top of the rock dust in No. 6 entry 9 butt 2 face was adequately inerted by the application of additional rock dust.

The time for total abatement of the foregoing violation is hereby extended to p.m, on

19.........

Signed

James B. Shannon

NOTE:

Review of this Notice pursuant to Sec. 105. (a) of the Act may be made upon application to the Board of Mine Operations Appeals.

Form 104. (b) or 104.(I) Extensien

Senator WILLIAMS. Tell me this. What kind of mine is this in terms of gas? Is it a hazardous mine?

Mr. OZONISH. We have around 4 million cubic feet of gas produced in a 24-hour period.

Senator WILLIAMS. I think that would put this in the extra hazardous category.

Mr. OZONISH. I imagine it would; yes.

Senator WILLIAMs. Would you know if there were another spot inspection here of a Federal inspector since June 3! Would you know that?

Mr. OZONISH. Records would show it but I don't have the records.

Senator Williams. But would you know it in your position as committeeman? Would you know that, sir?

Mr. Ozonish. No, sir.
Senator WILLIAMS. You say there has not been.

Mr. OZONISH. No. I say that when a Federal inspector comes around he usually contacts the 'Safety Committee and informs us that he is going to make the inspection.

Senator WILLIAMS. How many are on the committee? Three of you? Mr. OZONISH. Yes, sir.

Senator WILLIAMS. Is that standard for every local, three committeemen?

Mr. OZONISH. Standard with three and some have more. Robena has more than three; I think they have six. They have two main portals and one safety committee cannot cover the whole mine.

Senator WILLIAMS. All right.
Mr. OZONISH. That is all you want! ?

Senator WILLIAMS. No. Do you have anything else? I interrupted you.

Mr. OZONISH. I have a lot but I think we have others that want to speak.

Senator WILLIAMS. Tell me this. Now in the Gateway mine, what are the conditions in terms of water in the mine?

Mr. Ozonish. You mean accumulations of water and working conditions?

Senator WILLIAMS. Yes.
Mr. OZONISH. We don't have that.

Senator WILLIAMS. You don't have water. How about the equipment that sprays water to keep down the dust?

Mr. Ozonish. Our machines are equipped with sprays. We have from 27 up to 57 sprays on our machines.

Senator WILLIAMs. How is the water supply for the sprays of the machines, pretty good?

Mr. Ozonish. Good.

Senator Williams. When you have an inspection does that include a look at the sprays to see if they are working all right?

Mr. OzonISH. When we make our inspection in the section we have the operator of that machine to pull that machine back from where he is working. Usually we find out of 15 or 20 sprays maybe one or two won't be working. But when we report that, it is taken care of right there. But it seems like lots of times that they wait for the safety committee to make those inspections before they are found.

Senator WILLIAMS. You are talking about the safety committee. I was talking about the Federal inspector.

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