Arch Coal 8-K 2012
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 21, 2012 (May 15, 2012)
Arch Coal, Inc.
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (314) 994-2700
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Item 1.04 Mine Safety Reporting of Shutdowns and Patterns of Violation
On May 15, 2012, Mountain Coal Company, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Arch Coal, Inc., received an imminent danger order under section 107(a) of the Mine Act due to a non-inert atmosphere in a mined out area at the West Elk Mine located in Somerset, Colorado. Mine personnel immediately took corrective action and the order was terminated.
On May 16, 2012, Cumberland River Coal Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Arch Coal, Inc., received an imminent danger order under section 107(a) of the Mine Act due to deterioration of a section of the mine roof at the Trace Fork 1 Mine located in Appalachia, Virginia. Mine personnel immediately took corrective action and the order was terminated.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.