SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 2, 2015 (December 30, 2014)
ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
One Alpha Place, P.O. Box 16429,
Bristol, VA 24209
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (276) 619-4410
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.04 Mine Safety - Reporting of Shutdowns and Patterns of Violations.
On December 30, 2014, Spartan Mining Company, a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., received an imminent danger order issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”) under section 107(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 to the Road Fork #51 Mine (the “Mine”), located near Pineville, West Virginia. The order alleged that a miner was observed standing alongside of a continuous mining machine while it was being trammed. The miner immediately removed himself from the location. MSHA had issued no citations or orders to the Mine for persons working alongside a continuous mining machine during the prior twelve months. No injuries occurred in connection with the alleged practice, and MSHA has terminated the order.
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.
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
January 2, 2015
/s/ William L. Phillips, III
Name: William L. Phillips, III
Title: Assistant Secretary