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Mine Safety


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic all Division of Mine Safety Branch Offices will be closed to the public until further notice. 

For assistance and information, please refer to the contacts noted;

Frankfort Office / Phone: 502-573-0140 / FAX: 502-564-4245

Harlan Branch Office / Phone: 606-573-1260 / FAX: 606-573-1265 

Counties served: Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Lee, Leslie, Owsley, Pulaski and Whitley

Hazard Branch Office / Phone: 606-435-6079 / FAX: 606-435-6078

Counties served: Breathitt, Estill, Knott, Letcher, Madison, Perry, Powell and Wolfe

Madisonville Branch Office / Phone: 270-824-7523 / FAX: 270-824-7526

Counties served; Christian, Daviess, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union and Webster

Pikeville Branch Office / Phone: 606-433-7742 / FAX: 606-433-7763

Counties served: Breathitt, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Pike and Rowan


Training Extension Memorandum - Please see the attached memo related to an extension of the Division's miner training due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



Please be aware – due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in keeping with the practice of preventative measures, the Mine Safety Review Commission (MSRC) meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020, has been cancelled.  The next meeting date has not yet been determined.  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.

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)