Nine coal mines have been cited after a series of inspections in May.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration issued a press released that said, "Federal inspectors issued 158 citations, 26 orders and three safeguards during special impact inspections conducted at nine coal mines last month."
The release continued, "In a separate two-day inspection blitz, MSHA inspectors targeted 40 underground coal mines formerly owned by Massey Energy, where they issued 225 violations. The incident that precipitated these inspections was a burned conveyer belt at Road Fork No. 51 Mine in Wyoming County, W.Va. No similar violations were found during the subsequent 40 inspections."
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