jrcc_8k-080511.htm


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC  20549
 

 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
August 5, 2011

 
JAMES RIVER COAL COMPANY

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
Virginia
 
000-51129
 
54-1602012
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

901 E. Byrd Street, Suite 1600, Richmond, Virginia
 
23219
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(804) 780-3000

 
Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
 
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o
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o
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o
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ITEM 8.01
OTHER EVENTS
 
On July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act") was enacted.  Section 1503 of the Act contains new reporting requirements regarding 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 Friday August 5, 2011 the Rockhouse Development Mine 8 received an imminent danger order issued by MSHA relating to MSHA’s assessment that additional roof support was needed in an area approximately 80’ X 18’ outby the working face on the mains section.  Although no roof fall occurred, additional roof support was added to the area in accordance with the approved roof control plan as a precaution.  Mining operations were not affected by the order.  On August 8, 2011 the order was terminated.  No injuries resulted from the condition described in the order.




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 


SIGNATURES
 
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.
 
 
 
 
JAMES RIVER COAL COMPANY
(Registrant)
 
By:  /s/ Samuel M. Hopkins II
Samuel M. Hopkins II
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
 
 
Date:  August 9, 2011