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  • Chinese Mining Delegation Visit

    December 3, 2004

  • Questions PosedHow does Pennsylvania achieve the regulatory goals with small mining operations?How does Pennsylvania promote safety at small mining operations?

  • Mission StatementThe Bureau of Deep Mine Safety's mission is to reduce the possibility of accidents in the underground mines and commercial operations and to protect the property connected therewith, to provide for the health and safety of the miners and contribute to the public safety in relation to deep mining activities.

  • Small Mine RegulationsAll underground mines are regulated equally. The Bureau does not make a distinction between large and small mines.

  • Questions PosedHow does Pennsylvania achieve the regulatory goals with small mining operations?How does Pennsylvania promote safety at small mining operations?

  • Promotes Safety Through:Bureau Web PageTraining CoursesTraining ExercisesMine Rescue TrainingEngineering/Technical Reviews

  • History of Coal Mining in PennsylvaniaWhen and where?Significant miner safety and health eventsHistorical statistics on mining accidentsRegulatory standardsTechnologyAccident reduction through trainingInter-agency cooperationOther mining organizations

  • When and Where?In 1751, John Pattin made the first reference to Bituminous Coal found along Kiskiminetas River near Saltsburg, PA

  • History of Coal Mining in PennsylvaniaWhen and where?Significant miner safety and health events

  • A Timeline of Mining HistoryFirst Reference to Bituminous Coal found17511761First record of coal mining in PennsylvaniaFirst safety lamp invented in Great Britain1815Pennsylvania Geologic Survey formed1836First mechanical fan1844Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Mining Inspection Force created18771880Air-powered undercutting machine invented1887Electric haulage motors introduced1890UMWA formed1902First automated coal loading machine1903Pennsylvania Dept. of Mines created1907Highest number of fatalities1910Bureau of Mines1944Robena Mine opens1948Joy Continuous Miner1961The ACT1969MESA (MSHA)1970DER created

  • History of Coal Mining in PennsylvaniaWhen and where?Significant miner safety and health eventsHistorical statistics on mining accidents

  • Coal Mining Fatalities

  • Highest (1917): 100,445,299Lowest (2001): 3,016,595

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    Total tons mined from 1870 through 2002: 5,266,390,787

    Year

    Tons (Millions)

    Anthracite Coal Production

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    TABLE 7

    ANTHRACITE COAL MINING ACTIVITIES 1870 to 2002

    HISTORICAL SUMMARY

    YearTotal Coal ProductionTotal Coal ProductionUnderground MiningSurface MiningReprocessingTotalTotal

    (tons)(cu.yards)*(tons)*(tons)(tons)EmployeesFatalities

    187014,172,00411,167,85235,600211

    187115,532,25212,239,75737,488210

    187215,567,97312,267,90644,745223

    187321,001,52116,549,66248,199264

    187419,930,24015,705,46953,402231

    187523,402,64618,441,80169,966238

    187623,440,66618,471,76270,474228

    187724,727,21319,485,58966,842194

    187820,900,96616,470,42263,964187

    187931,036,60024,457,52668,847262

    188027,974,53222,044,54873,373202

    188134,202,55826,952,37076,031273

    188235,057,43027,626,02882,200295

    188337,747,36929,745,76091,421323

    188436,468,73828,738,170101,073332

    188538,232,15530,127,782100,320332

    188638,950,93230,694,194103,044279

    188742,156,30033,220,095106,517316

    188846,635,03736,749,438122,218364

    188943,650,76834,397,768119,646397

    189044,986,28635,450,186119,919378

    189149,701,32239,165,738123,308428

    189251,226,97840,367,989130,300418

    189352,841,11041,639,961138,069456

    189450,966,92040,163,058386,960139,939446

    189556,948,75644,876,876386,534143,705421

    189653,843,25042,429,669527,809150,088502

    189752,581,03641,435,017732,743149,557423

    189852,812,67541,617,553697,759142,420411

    189960,518,33147,689,7801,055,426140,604461

    190057,363,39645,203,6221,818,170143,824411

    190167,094,66552,872,0762,009,864147,651513

    190241,340,93532,577,5692,965,792148,139300

    190375,232,58559,284,9374,119,258151,827518

    190473,594,36957,993,9873,440,420161,330595

    190578,647,02061,975,5873,987,688168,254644

    190672,139,51056,847,5264,880,402166,175557

    190786,056,41267,814,3515,630,169168,774708

    190883,543,24365,833,9194,635,923174,503678

    190980,223,83363,218,1515,206,562171,195567

    191083,683,99465,944,8345,412,167168,175601

    191190,917,17671,644,7414,555,457173,338699

    191284,426,86966,530,2364,317,161175,098601

    191391,626,96472,204,0692,934,157175,310624

    191491,189,64171,859,4492,702,537180,899600

    191589,377,70670,431,6043,418,427177,339588

    191687,680,19869,093,9314,432,606159,169565

    1917100,445,29979,153,1126,408,227156,148581

    191899,445,79478,365,4807,246,454148,226556

    191987,838,02469,218,3013,616,675153,780636

    192089,636,03670,635,1745,435,697149,117490

    192190,358,64271,204,6041,842,096161,926546

    192253,910,20142,482,4282,525,402159,880300

    192392,653,64173,013,1134,212,001158,764515

    192487,277,44968,776,5561,141,796162,503496

    192561,334,14548,332,660894,187163,825401

    192683,874,50066,094,9571,365,175168,734455

    192779,367,15462,543,0691,841,440167,648492

    192874,552,31258,748,8671,614,863160,721447

    192972,985,84457,514,455878,599153,422483

    193068,776,55954,197,446890,389151,171444

    193159,115,38746,584,2291,468,572138,400384

    193249,501,51139,008,2831,062,853119,480243

    193349,507,57739,013,0632,090,996102,469232

    193456,798,95144,758,8274,461,8941,516,393106,251260

    193551,359,11140,472,1134,962,5141,876,700100,539267

    193654,264,01642,761,2423,757,6781,411,98899,704241

    193751,700,29640,740,9745,014,0521,882,06299,117212

    193846,269,51136,461,3965,080,3442,031,43296,998223

    193951,399,70740,504,1035,308,0492,347,26993,352210

    194051,526,45440,603,9836,010,3642,599,28090,790182

    194153,942,17742,507,6267,855,9453,689,53888,849189

    194257,939,62945,657,7069,657,3074,045,97083,707225

    194360,511,73047,684,5788,688,8967,715,86079,369218

    194464,112,58950,522,13510,925,61910,527,48178,145171

    194555,901,23544,051,40710,521,1749,454,20576,265137

    194661,978,71048,840,59112,912,9929,214,67880,556169

    194758,227,98545,884,93712,691,3827,076,79680,730165

    194859,108,81046,579,04613,485,8376,735,68880,390131

    194944,710,11835,232,55911,081,0874,823,14479,20992

    195046,339,25536,516,35512,291,3254,027,24975,23186

    195142,389,05533,403,51111,376,3794,843,83470,35794

    195240,067,13031,573,78311,019,1854,710,49566,48392

    195330,495,39124,031,0418,883,9843,892,08356,95259

    195426,612,31220,971,0897,852,1863,055,52844,73147

    195525,934,79220,437,1887,826,0293,618,12137,39760

    195628,175,63322,203,0208,527,6134,336,16835,02954

    195725,163,46619,829,3667,831,5114,356,95832,76751

    195820,456,47416,120,1537,001,4222,711,15226,73831

    195919,670,61515,500,8797,272,6612,981,69624,11246

    196017,721,11313,964,6287,138,7433,006,80320,26935

    196116,506,61213,007,5747,279,3712,418,43316,97119

    196216,496,31512,999,4606,942,6752,829,42114,70426

    196317,411,20213,720,4117,552,9952,965,21314,32330

    196416,524,68713,021,8187,248,9003,013,30713,58424

    196514,229,81711,213,4105,996,5362,611,18911,8398

    196612,031,3759,480,9895,317,4322,662,5589,6215

    196711,552,4419,103,5784,910,2093,335,5577,8289

    196811,025,4828,688,3234,918,3533,571,8626,6824

    196910,165,8058,010,8794,696,1233,319,0186,46113

    19709,248,001