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Mine Safety

The mission of the Division of Mine Safety is to protect the health and safety of the miner through inspections, training, education and the analyst process, that is the only one of its kind in the nation.  We intend to meet these objectives by partnering with the industry through inspections, training sessions and observing miners on the job for risk exposure.

Safety, training and enforcement help to make Kentucky coal mines safe for all miners.  Keeping this at the forefront of the Divisions endeavors, Mine Safety will continue its efforts in protecting the coal industries number one resource, The Miner.


24-Hour Emergency Toll-Free Number

When a serious physical injury or loss of life occurs, within fifteen (15) minutes of having actual knowledge of the occurrence of the accident as defined in 30 C.F.R. sec. 50.2(h)(1) to (9), and having access to the communication system as required under KRS 352.630(3) is to be given to the department and to the representative of the miner, stating the particulars of the accident.

1-877-MINE-911  (1-877-646-3911)