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80.30 80.31 80.32 80.33 80.34 80.35

Daily ledger.
Quarterly report.
Individual injury report.
Summary reports of injuries and employment.
Place to file reports; additional forms.

AUTHORITY: The provisions in this part are issued under
SS 103(e), lll, and 508 of the Federal Coal Mine Health and
Safety Act of 1969 (P.L. 91-173).

Subpart A--Definitions

S 80.1


As used in this Part 80:


"Coal mine" means an area of land and all struc

tures, facilities, machinery, tools, equipment, shafts, slopes,

tunnels, excavations, and other property, real or personal,

placed upon, under, or above, the surface of such land by any

person, used in, or to be used in, or resulting from, the

work of extracting in such area bituminous coal, lignite, or

anthracite from its natural deposits in the earth by any means

or method, and the work of preparing the coal so extracted,

and includes custom coal preparation facilities.


"Accident" includes (1) the death of, or any injury

to, any person (whether or not time is lost); (2) a mine

explosion, mine ignition, mine fire, or mine inundation; (3)

an unintentional roof fall (except in abandoned panels or in

areas which are inaccessible or unsafe for inspection); (4) any

collapse of a highwall in a surface mine; (5) an unintentional

or incomplete detonation of explosives, including blasting

agents; (6) a coal outburst;

(7) the entrapment of any person;

(8) damage to shafts or ventilation facilities or to hoisting

or haulage facilities; (9) an event at a mine which causes the

death of, or bodily injury to, persons other than persons

on the mine property; or (10) any other event that could have

resulted in death or injury had any person been in the

immediate area.


"Work injury" means any injury or occupational

disease suffered by a person which arises out of and in the

course of his work.


"Fatal injury" means any work injury resulting in

death regardless of the time intervening between injury and



"Nonfatal injury" means any work injury which does

not result in death but which either results in any permanent

impairment to the injured person or causes the injured person

to lose one full day or more from work after the day of


As used in this definition "permanent impairment"

means total incapacitation of the injured person for any

gainful work, or total or partial loss of, or loss of use of,

any member or function of the body.


"Disabling injury" means either a fatal injury or

a nonfatal injury.


"Other injury" means a work injury other than a dis

abling injury which requires treatment by a physician, or

hospitalization for observation, or assignment to another

regularly established job, or restricts work or motion.

However, "other injury" does not include any injury re

quiring only first aid treatment by a person who is not a


Subpart B--Notification of Accidents

$ 80.10


Section 103(e) of the Federal Coal Mine Health and

Safety Act of 1969 (30 U.S.C. 813(e)), requires that in the

event of any accident occurring in a coal mine, the operator

shall notify the Secretary of the Interior thereof and shall

take appropriate measures to prevent the destruction of any

evidence which would assist in investigating the cause or

causes thereof.

The regulations in this Subpart B provide

for the immediate notification of the Bureau of Mines, Depart

ment of the Interior, of the occurrence of any accident de

scribed in s 80.11, in order to afford the Bureau an oppor

tunity to conduct a prompt investigation.

The submission of

reports which are required by Subpart D of this part will

constitute adequate notification of the Bureau with respect

to accidents other than those described in S 80.ll.

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The operator' of a coal mine shall, using the fastest

available means of communication, immediately notify the

District or Subdistrict Coal Mine Safety Office of the

Bureau of Mines of the District in which the mine is located

of the occurrence of any of the following accidents:


a fatal injury;


a serious nonfatal injury that the operator or a

medical officer believes could result in the death of the

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an ignition of gas or dust or combination thereof;


a mine inundation;


a coal outburst of sufficient intensity that it

appears likely that, had any persons been in the immediate

area, death or injury could have occurred;


a fall of roof, face, or rib of sufficient magnitude

to restrict ventilation or the passage of men on active work

ing sections and a fall of roof at or above the anchorage

zone when roof bolts are used for control of roof;

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