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Section: 46.9h
Date: 02/09/2011
Negligence: Moderate
Injury or Illness: No Likelihood
Injury or illness could be expected to be: No Lost Workdays
Significant and Substantial: No

Condition or Practice: There were no certificates of task training for review at this mine for any of the currently emloyed miners. The operator has had recent Part 46 training certificates available for review but no task training. The operator stated the training was being done but the person in charge of safety has left the mine and the current staff could not find the task training records.

Action to Terminate: Operator provided task training certificates of all currently employed miners.

Why this concerns you: These miners have been doing this work for yrs. Their training certificates had always been there in the past. They disappeared with a disgruntled employee. This is nit picking as far as I'm concerned. Business can only afford to pay so many fines especially when the economy is already stressed. This agency should be there to point out needed changes and to fine business who blatantly ignor the rules and regulations continually.

Abatement Suggestions From Industry

I would suggest finding a locking file so the records don't walk off in the future.
- posted on 02/11/2011

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