ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS, L.P. (NASDAQ:ARLP) Files An 8-K Mine Safety – Reporting of Shutdowns and Patterns of Violations
ITEM 1.04MINE SAFETY – REPORTING OF SHUTDOWNS AND PATTERNS OF VIOLATIONS
On July 21, 2010, the Dodd−Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”) was enacted.Section 1503 of the Act included new reporting requirements related to mine safety, including disclosing on a Current Report on Form 8-K the receipt of an imminent danger order under Section 107(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (“the Mine Act”) issued by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”).
On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Eastern Time, Tunnel Ridge, LLC (“Tunnel Ridge”), an operating subsidiary of the Partnership, received an imminent danger order under Section 107(a) of the Mine Act at the Tunnel Ridge Mine.The Order was issued when a representative of MSHA allegedly observed the operator of a continuous mining machine walking past the cutter head of the continuous mining machine while the continuous mining machine was in the process of tramming from one location to another.No miners were injured as a result of the condition alleged in the Order.The continuous mining machine was stopped and remained stationary, until the continuous mining machine operator repositioned himself in relationship to the machine.The Order was then terminated.Tunnel Ridge is reviewing MSHA’s Order and may seek judicial review of its issuance.
About ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS, L.P. (NASDAQ:ARLP)
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. is a producer and marketer of coal primarily to the United States utilities and industrial users. The Company operates through segments, including Illinois Basin, Appalachia, and Other and Corporate. It operates over 10 underground mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia. The Illinois Basin segment consists of various operating segments, including Webster County Coal’s Dotiki mining complex, Gibson County Coal’s mining complex, which includes the Gibson North mine and Gibson South mine, Hopkins County Coal’s mining complex, which includes the Elk Creek mine and the Fies property, White County Coal’s Pattiki mining complex, Warrior’s mining complex, Sebree Mining’s mining complex, which includes the Onton mine and River View’s mining complex. The Appalachia segment consists of multiple operating segments, including the Mettiki mining complex, the Tunnel Ridge mining complex and the MC Mining mining complex.