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Mine Safety
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Kentucky Division of Mine Safety

The mission of Kentucky Division of Mine Safety is to ensure all coal miners in the Commonwealth are provided with a safe working environment; to provide effective education and training to coal miners to foster safe work practices; and to ensure that statutes and regulations regarding coal mining are enforced fairly and consistently throughout the Commonwealth.

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.

Mine Safety Review Commission Meeting Notice

The Kentucky Mine Safety Review Commission (MSRC) DECEMBER meeting will take place at 9:00 a.m., Eastern ​Time, December 14, 2023,  virtually by video teleconference through Zoom Meeting or by telephone.  You can access this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone via​​ or by telephone:  +1 (929) 205-6099   Meeting ID:  828 2275 8999  Passcode:  256188.  Interested parties/members of the public are encouraged to view th​is meeting remotely.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Brittany Price, Division of Mine Safety and Mine Safety Review Commission, Energy and Environment Cabinet, Department for Natural Resources at (502) 782-6711.


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)