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A West Virginia mine has been put on notice for safety and health violations.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration announced Nov. 26 that Coal River Mining LLC's Fork Creek No. 1 Mine in Lincoln County has been put on notice of a pattern of violations of mandatory health or safety standards under Section 104(e) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.

An MSHA audit revealed a mine operator failed to report miner injuries equivalent to 239 days of lost time during the review period.

MSHA cited 158 significant and substantial violations at Fork Creek No. 1 from Sept. 1, 2012, through Aug. 31, 2013, including 14 for roof and rib hazards, 21 for ventilation hazards and 21 explosion hazards.

The mine's S&S issuance rate was 8.83 per 100 inspection hours during the review period, compared to a rate of 3.62 for all underground coal mines during the same period.

During the review period, the mine ranked fifth in the nation (tying with one other operation) in elevated citations and withdrawal orders with 24 issuances.