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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.

** Training Notice **

Effective November 24, 2020, the Kentucky Division of Mine Safety, Branch offices will be closed to the public.  Only online training courses will be offered by the Division at this time,  Training and Testing Schedule .  For training questions please contact Rodney James at 270-824-7523 if you need assistance.  If you need any assistance outside of training please contact your local Branch manager as indicated below.

HARLAN / Branch Manager Jim Owens / 174 Ball Park Road / P.O. Box 836 / Harlan, KY 40831 / Phone: 606-573-1260 / FAX: 606-573-1265 / Counties served: Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Lee, Leslie, Owsley, Pulaski and Whitley

HAZARD / Branch Manager Ralph Crawford / 556 Village Lane / P.O. Box 851 / Hazard, KY 41702 / Phone: 606-435-6079 / FAX: 606-435-6078 / Counties served: Estill, Knott, Letcher, Madison, Perry, Powell and Wolfe

MADISONVILLE / Branch Manager Kenny Mitchell / 625 Hospital Drive / P.O. Box 521 / Madisonville, KY 42431 / Phone: 270-824-7523 / FAX: 270-824-7526 / Counties served; Christian, Daviess, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union and Webster

PIKEVILLE / Branch Manager James Tackett / 284 Weddington Branch Road / P.O. Box 3023 / Pikeville, KY 41501 / Phone: 606-433-7742 / FAX: 606-433-7763 / Counties served: Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Pike and Rowan


** Mine Safety Review Commsion Meeting **

Please be aware – due to the COVID-19 pandemic all Kentucky Boards and Commissions are required to take proper health precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including the use of video teleconference software for meetings.  Members of the public will only be able to view video-teleconferenced meetings remotely.
The Kentucky Mine Safety Review Commission (MSRC) April meeting will take place via video teleconference, Thursday, April 8, 2021, 9:00 AM (EST).  Interested parties/members of the public are encouraged to view this meeting remotely.

All meetings shall be conducted in accord with the Kentucky Open Meetings Act, including, but not limited to, KRS 61.826, except that the requirement in KRS 61.826(2)(b) that the agency provide a "primary location . . . where the public may attend" is suspended to the extent that provision requires an in-person meeting location. Therefore, the entire meeting shall be conducted by video teleconference, with a publicly accessible video link being made available for the public to see and hear the meeting.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone. 1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 895-930-541

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Beth Spivey-Minch, 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)