Mine Safety Agency Issued Report Warning of Poor Inspector Training 5 Days Before West Virginia Explosion
Only five days before the worst mining accident in more than 25 years, the federal government’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) was faulted for not doing a better job of training inspectors. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s inspector general found that while MSHA had increased its number and training of inspectors, more than half had not undergone mandatory retraining. The IG also faulted the agency for lacking “controls to track and assure completion of required periodic retraining by journeyman inspectors” and not punishing inspectors who failed to attend retraining courses.
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